Bookmakers and football pundits have already scored highly the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Football League with the star match on display on Saturday at the Akure Township Stadium between hosts, Sunshine Queens and Ibom Angels.
The Akure landladies deservedly won the encounter 2-1 and stakeholders and other interest groups have told whoever that cares to listen that a new dawn, a fresh air is in the offing for the women league.
Rightly a fresh air or new experience is the appropriate word considering the unheard number of European imports, Nigerian super stars who performed creditably for their various clubs before the lure for greener pastures took them away from the domestic league shores making audacious U-turn to link up with their choicest teams in the ongoing top-flight.
Some of them are En Avant de Guingamp of France midfielder, Evelyn Nwabuoku, FC Minsk of Belarus midfielder, Halimatu Ayinde, Medkila IL of Norway midfielder, Cecilia Nku,Medkila IL of Norway goalkeeper, Tochukwu Oluehi, among others. Their destination point is no other side than the reigning and perennial champions, Rivers Angels.
The Jewel of Rivers named the Nigerian players in their killer squad for the on-going top-flight and the intention is not farfetched – to further hold firmly the trophies in the domestic front, the league and Federation Cup titles.