The target of Osun Babes Football Club in the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) is to qualify for the CAF Women’s Champions League, an official said on Wednesday.
Layi Adesiyan, Director of Youths, Sports and Special Needs in Osun, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja the players were determined to participate in the African Champions League.
NAN reports that the Women’s Champions League is a women football club competition newly introduced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
“Our players have started this season with good performance by showing their talent in their first match when they defeated the Ibom Angels 1-0.
“This is because they are determined to participate in the CAF competition,’’ Adesiyan said.
He however acknowledged that they needed to continue with the spirit of good fight.
“They need to work as a team to achieve their target, and with seriousness, dedication and determination their dream will come true.
“They have played four matches now, and we will continue to give them all the necessary support that will make them give their best in their remaining games.
“But they must remain focused and take it one game at a time till they get there. We will also support them with prayers,’’ Adesiyan said.
NAN reports that after beating Ibom Angles on Match Day 1, Osun Babes lost 1-3 to FC Robo Queens of Lagos in their second match.
They went on to beat the Pelican Stars FC 3-1 in their third game, before losing 0-1 to Royal Queens FC in their Match Day 4 fixture.
Presently, they are fifth on the table with six points, while Bayelsa Queens are placed top with 12 points and FC Robo Queens are second with nine points.
Rivers Angels are third with eight points, while Edo Queens FC are fourth with eight points.
Winners of the 2020/2021 NWPL, which started on Dec. 9 of 2020, will represent Nigeria in the West African Football Union (WAFU) qualifiers for the CAF Women’s Champions League.
Winners of the qualifiers will compete with six other regional winners alongside the host team and a wild card entrant in the eight-team Champions League. (NAN)