Rivers Angels, Ibom Angels tango again in Women’s Federation Cup final

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The Port Harcourt ladies are through to the final after subduing Bayelsa Queens and will battle last year’s finalist in Yenagoa

Rivers Angels progressed to a third successive Women’s Federation Cup final and will meet last year’s finalists Ibom Angels at the Samson Siasia Stadium on October 23.

A goal in either half from Cecilia Nku and Cynthia Aku saw Edwin Okon’s ladies earn a 2-0 win over the Yenagoa based side and advanced to the final of this year’s women cup competition.

Nku’s screamer on the brink of half-time gave the reigning champions a 1-0 first-half lead before Aku’s second-half strike guaranteed their progression at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

It is now a back-to-back semi-final defeat for Bayelsa Queens after they lost 4-0 in last year’s semi-final encounter against the champions in Port Harcourt.

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Earlier in Owerri, Emem Essien’s first half brace was all coach Whyte Ogbonda’s side required to calm a 2-0 victory over Edo Queens to ensure a second successive appearance in the final.

After last year’s final defeat, Ogbonda will be hoping to avoid a back-to-back final loss this time against his former employers when they meet in Yenagoa

Having met in last year's final in Jos, It is the first time in the history of the country's oldest football competition that two women teams will meet in a second successive final.