'Our Federation Cup crash gingered us' - Nasarawa Amazons' Okoronkwo on NWPL title win

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Having inspired her side to claiming the league diadem, the forward admits their Cup exit motivated them to win the Super Four tourney

Nasarawa Amazons' Amarachi Okoronkwo says her side Federation Cup title crash inspired them to clinch the Nigeria Women Premier League title in Benin.

Okoronkwo's 42nd minute strike was all the Christopher Danjuma's ladies required to pip Delta Queens in the Super Four final to the league diadem at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Friday.

And the forward is optimistic securing Nasarawa's winning goal will open more doors in her career as she aims for foreign deals in days to come.

"I feel good and very happy scoring the goal that helps my team win," Okoronkwo told Goal.

"Delta Queens played well against us and they were a very good team but it is unfortunate they lost as it was not their day.

"I expected I will score because before leaving the hotel for the match, I told myself that I must score a goal for my team and it came to past. When my teammate sent the cross to me, I positioned myself to head the ball into the net.

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"The [Nasarawa] state government promised us a lot if we win a trophy for them and I'm happy we have fulfilled our own promise to them.

"Well, when we were out of the Federation Cup, it really pained us but it gingered us to do everything to win the Super Four. We really worked hard to lift this trophy from January to this point. Our team spirit, self-motivation, and unity helped us a lot to get this far.

"For me lifting this trophy is very important for my career. It will raise my CV and I believe scoring the winning will help me get good offers abroad and will take me to higher places. I'm so happy to achieve this for myself and my team."