Confluence Queens set to make a statement, says Tosin Ojo

After a failed mission last season, the club’s team manager feels her side can underline their Nigeria Women’s topflight title credentials by emerging as champions this season

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Newly appointed team manager of Confluence Queens, Tosin Ojo believes her side has all it takes to emerge as Nigerian Women’s Premier League Champions at the end of the season.

The Kogi state outfit endured a sweltering time last season as they failed to win the NWPL Super-Six competition and were also unsuccessful in their bid to win the Women’s Federation Cup.

Speaking on her new position, she feels her experience and managerial expertise can help change the team’s paradigm from perennial losers to serial winners.

“I feel very delighted being named as the team manager of Confluence Queens having served as club’s secretary and spokesperson. It is a new challenge for me and with my express in women’s football and management; I have all it takes to move the team forward,” Ojo told Goal.

“Last season, we were not so impressive because we failed to win the Nigerian Women’s Super-Six in Umuahia having finished sixth in our group, and this made the management substitute our technical crew with that of Kogi United with Sola Ibrahim now the head coach.

“With Sola now in charge, things are getting back to shape in Confluence Queens.”

Despite last season’s setback, Ojo has been encouraged by her team's recent results and is looking forward to them maintaining their momentum against the big teams when the season kicks off.

“Our target is to compete with the best teams in the country like River Angels, Bayelsa Queens and Delta Queens and come out tops,” she continued.

“We are ready to make a statement and our dream is to rewrite the history of the club.

“We have received 100 % support from the government and with the arrival of a new governor who is passionate about sports; I know we are on the right track,” she concluded.

Confluence Queens return to their base in Lokoja after a training tour to Kaduna. There, they won five games and amassed a total of 22 goals while they conceded three.