After contributing a brace in Rivers Angels’ 4-1 victory over Abia Angels at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium on Thursday, Patience Kalu revealed that her target was to score a hat-trick.
The reigning Nigeria Women Premier League Champions were on rampage against their visitors in a matchday 12 encounter as they returned to the summit of Group A.
It was Kalu who, with her brilliant volley, put the hosts in front in the 12th minute. Then she found the back of the net again 15 minutes later, curling home directly from a corner kick.
“I am actually happy because we impressed our fans today being our last home match,” the former Bayelsa Queens star said after the match.
“I thank God for giving me two goals even though my target was to get a hat-trick,” she added.
The Jewel of Rivers would go on to score a third goal when their pressure forced Abia Angels’ Aluba Ogba to put the ball in her side’s net before half time.
Abia Angels were quicker off the block in the second half with substitute Vivian Ikechukwu having a superb attempt.
But it was Rivers Angels that registered their fourth goal through Alice Ogebe.
Four minutes to the final whistle, Favour Emmanuel managed to pull one back for Abia Angels and that was all they could take back to Umuahia.
Meanwhile, the Jewel of Rivers are back on top of Group A courtesy of a superior goal difference.
Rivers Angels have a date with Sunshine Queens of Akure on July 26. It would be their last game of the regular season.