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CAFWCL: Mary Anjor Ready To Spearhead Bayelsa Queens’ Bounce Back Against TP Mazembe

CAFWCL: Mary Anjor Ready To Spearhead Bayelsa Queens’ Bounce Back Against TP Mazembe

Bayelsa Queens striker Mary Anjor is optimistic about her side’s convincing revival from their 2-1 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in the ongoing CAF Women’s Champions League in Morocco.

The Prosperity ladies made a losing start to the African title holders but will seek a turnaround against Central African champions TP Mazembe in their second match in Marrakech.

And striker Anjor, who joined the Yenegoa-based outfit in late 2018 from Nigerian topflight rivals Osun Babes reflected on their disappointing loss to the South Africans in their first appearance.

“We never saw it coming [against Mamelodi Sundowns] but we are still happy and there’s another opportunity for us to prove ourselves [against TP Mazembe],” Anjor told

“From that defeat, we’ve learned that we should expect the unexpected and always be prepared for anything on the pitch.

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“In our next game, we must as a team, strive for greatness and not relent. We must let go of the pain from the previous match defeat by coming all out and playing well to win.”

The 21-year-old Cross Rivers state-born striker came on as a substitute to get an 85th-minute consolation for the Nigerians which ended Sundowns’ six-match clean sheet streak in the competition.

The two-time Nigerian league topscorer explained the motivation behind her impactful debut for the WAFU-B winners after her uninspiring zonal outing in Cote d’Ivoire back in September.

“I was happy because my team was able to score a goal. It has been a long time prayer and I’m happy God did it for me and my team despite the fact we did not win,” she continued.

“I feel good and happy to be part of this year’s Caf Women Champions League. It is a great opportunity for me to do my best and focus more on other bigger things ahead.

“While watching the game from the bench, I got a little insight into the things I will do when I get in. I’m sure my coach’s thinking was for me to give my best and change the game which was not by my power that the goal came through me.”

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