Dream Stars Ladies Beat Invincible Angels To Keep NWPL Status

By Taiwo Ibrahim on October 4, 2019

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Dream Stars Ladies on Thursday defeated Invincible Angels 4-2 via penalty shootout after the regulation time ended 1-1 in the 2019 NWPL relegation play-off to keep their league status.

The Pride of Lagos opened the scoring in the 21st minute through captain Judith Nwaogu’s glancing header from Anuoluwapo Salisu’s corner.

The first half ended 1-0 in favour of Dream Stars Ladies, but Invincible Angels came out fighting in the second half their fight paid off late in the second half from a defensive mix up by Dream Stars.

Kafayat Bashiru took advantage of the mix up in the 84th minute to restore parity for Invincible Angels.

Both teams failed to find the winner as the match ended 1-1.

Elizabeth Zirike scored the last kick of the shoot out to keep Dream Stars Ladies in the NWPL.

Dream Stars Ladies Goalkeeper, Faith Omilana saved one penalty kick adding to her impressive performance in the regulation time.

Dream Stars Ladies and Invincible Angels gained promotion from the Pro League at the beginning of the season, but The Pride of Lagos retained their status while Invincible Angels make a quick return to the lower division.

Dream Stars Ladies coach, Bankole Olowookere expressed his excitement in a post-match interview with Dream Stars media. 

He said: “I am very happy for the victory because nobody gave the team the chance to escape relegation.

“Kudos to the players for playing their hearts out, I also want to thank the management for their constant support.

“We are going to sit down and review our performances and correct the mistakes in other to come out stronger next season.”

Bankole concluded by praising the club fans for their unflinching support. 

Osun Babes defeated Kaduna Queens 4-3 via penalty shootout after the regulation time ended 1-1 to keep their league status. 

•PHOTO:  Dream Stars Ladies players 

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 4, 2019


 

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