CWCL: Rivers Angels Crash Out Despite Big Win

Rivers Angels have crashed out of the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League despite a 4-0 win against Vihiga Queens on Friday.

The Nigerians had lost their first two games in Group B but still retained a slim chance of progressing to the last four heading into the final round of group games.

To make the semifinals, Edwin Okon’s side needed a big win against Vihiga Queens and for Mamelodi Sundowns to beat ASFAR Club in the other game which was played simultaneously.

While Angels did their bit, Sundowns and ASFAR settled for a goalless draw to render the Nigerians’ efforts futile and confirm their exit from the tournament.

Okon’s side scored all four goals after the interval with Vivian Ikechukwu dispatching two penalties and Damilola Koku and Gift Monday completing the rout.

The result restored some respectability to the Nigerian champions but the goals came a little too late to save their campaign.