Bayelsa Queens emerged as the champion of the second edition of the Flight Officers Cup after defeating two finalists, Nasarawa Amazons 1-0 in the grand finale of the tournament held at Guards Brigade Stadium, Abuja on Sunday.
Nigerian Women’s Soccer League President Aisha Falode declared the final game open, while Ms. Arotile, the mother of the late flight officer, Tolulope Arotile, performed the final game ceremonial kick.
Another important highlight of the last day of hostilities was the observance of a minute of silence in honor of the late flight officer, Tolulope Arotile and also a beautiful artistic painting of the flight officer who is scheduled to go around the country for a million beatings according to the president of Naija Ratel.
Bayelsa Queens and Nasarawa Amazons had met during the group stage and the tie ended scoreless but in the final it was the Restoration Girls who showed the intention and the will to go ahead. No wonder they raised the curtain in the 16th minute through Barakat Olaiya and thus ended the match.
The Nasarawa Amazons who won the 2019 Aiteo Cup competition ate their game in a bid for the draw that could force another penalty shootout, but Bayelsa Queens, who were the 2018 NWFL Prime Minister winners , they were inflexible in the face of all the forays of their enemies in their vital area. as they cleared all the crosses and inswingers in their 18-yard box.
It would certainly be a heartbreaking experience for the Nasarawa Amazons, who were finalists in the inaugural edition of the tournament last year but lost to Edo Queens on penalties before this latest loss again.
Earlier in the match for third place, deposed champions Edo Queens took third place after a 4-3 penalty win over Naija Ratels.
Naija Ratels did everything in their power to stop the violent Edo Queens, who had previously beaten them 1-0 in the last match of the group stage and achieved a goalless draw at the end of 90 minutes, but they were out of luck in the penalty shootout that followed and they had to. settle for a fourth place.
As champions, Bayelsa Queens will go home with a trophy and prize money of N500,000.
Nasarawa Amazons, in second place, will also go home with a cash prize of N300,000 for their efforts, while Edo Queens will keep N200,000.