The General manager of Rivers Angels FC, Matilda Onyiloha-Otuene, has given reason for the pulling out of the club from this year’s edition of the Flying Officers Cup scheduled to begin on Sunday in Abuja.
She announced the sudden change on Friday night.
According to the seasoned administrator, the team had to pull out in order to concentrate on their CAF Women’s Champions League preparations and reduce the risk of having more injured players.
Mrs Onyiloha-Otuene apologized to the organizers of the Flying Officers Cup for any inconvenience this decision may have caused.
“Our reason for pulling out is to fully concentrate on CAF preparations right now and avoid anything that would disintegrate the team at this stage”, Onyiloha-Otuene said.
“It was our desire to participate in this year’s Flying Officers Cup but due to the timing and our Continental event around the corner, we felt the need to opt out of it.
“We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused the organizers of the event but this was beyond our control”, she added.
The Reigning Nigeria Women Football League Premiership Champions will be at the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League scheduled to begin from November 5-19 this year.