Sunshine Queens have emerged as third place winners in this year’s edition of the Nigerian Women Premier League Super 4 tournament.
The tournament which takes place to determine 1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th positions in the league held at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium in Lagos, home of NPFL side MFM FC.
The fierce encounter was one of the two matches scheduled to take place at the soccer temple on Sunday, the other being the final between Nasarawa Amazons and Bayelsa United.
Sunshine Stars took the kick off at about 2pm and began to control proceedings. Their early pressure and dominance reaped dividends as Rivers Angels’ Amaechi Ojini put the ball into her own net on the 6th minute.
The girls from Port Harcourt, tried their best to equalize before halftime, but goal-tender Elizabeth Johnson was in her elements to ensure Sunshine led at halftime.
After the restart, the Aiteo Cup champions continued from where they stopped, trying to find d net against a resilient Sunshine Queens side. Against the run of play, the Owena Mermaids nearly doubled their lead, but this time goalkeeper Ibubeleye Whyte would not be beaten.
Sunshine held on to clinch the win and ensure they leave Lagos with the 3rd place prize which is one million naira. However, Rivers Angels who have now finished fourth in two consecutive seasons return home to Port Harcourt without prize.