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10 Sep 2022

BOWFT: Edo Queens lock horns with Heartland, Nasarawa FC battles Naija Ratels as quarterfinals begin tomorrow

Edo Queens will tomorrow, Monday, September 12, face Heartland Football Club of Owerri in the quarterfinals of the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament (BOWFT).

The two teams are among those that have secured a spot at the quarter-finals of the annual tournament taking place in Benin City between September 7, 2022 and September 17, 2022.

Others still in battle for preseason glory at the tournament are Royal Queens, FC Robo, Confluence Queens, Delta Queens, Heartland Queens and Sunshine Queens.

High-flying Edo Queens had led Group B with 6 points to qualify for the quarter finals, while Heartland FC came second in Group D of the tournament with 3 points.

The much-anticipated match will be played at the University of Benin Sports Complex by 1pm.

In other fixtures for the quarter finals on Monday, Nasarawa Amazons FC will clash with Naija Ratels FC at the Uniben Sports Complex by 10am.

Nasarawa Amazon Football Club also sailed through to the next stage of the keenly contested tourney with six points after defeating Braveheart ladies 10-1.

At the Western Boys High School Mini-Stadium in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, Confluence Queens FC will lock horns with FC Robo by 10am, while Delta Queens will confront Royal Queens FC by 1pm.

Declaring the tournament open on Thursday, facilitator of the tournament and Edo First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki said this year's edition is aimed at complementing the government’s efforts in reducing the incidence of drug abuse in the state.

According to her, “While we had 12 participating teams last year, this year, we have 13 teams to compete in the tournament. We will continue to grow and ensure that the vision of the tournament which is checking social vices among youths, especially the girl-child is realised.” Show quoted text