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BOWFT23: Edo Queens, Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens qualify for Semi-Finals in Betsy Obaseki Women Football tourney

27 Oct 2023

Players of Edo Queens and Heartland Queens FC during a historic quarter-final match, which ended 2-1 in favour of Edo Queens, at the third edition of the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament (BOWFT), on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Remo Star Ladies shock defending champion, Robo FC

Edo Queens, Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens and Remo Star Ladies have advanced to the semifinals of the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament (BOWFT) after an impressive display at the quarterfinals of the tournament on Saturday.

The ten-day tournament, in its third edition, started on October 23, 2023 and will run through November 1, 2023.

In a historic quarter-final match, Edo Queens sailed through to the next round after crushing their opponent, Heartland Queens FC of Owerri with a 2-1 score line.

The match took place at the Western Boys Mini Stadium in Ikboba-Okha LGA.

In a similar encounter at the second edition of the tournament, Edo Queens defeated Heartland of Owerri 4-0 to qualify for the semi-final of the BOWFT in 2022.

Meanwhile, at the Western Boys Mini Stadium, the battle royal between the defending champions of the BOWFT, FC Robo Queens and Remo Stars Ladies ended 1-3 after 90 minutes of play in favour of the later who are new entrants to Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL).

In another quarter-final encounter at the UNIBEN Sports Complex in the early hours Saturday, Bayelsa Queens thrashed their opponents, Ekiti Queens 4-1 to qualify for the semi-finals.

The decider game at the UNIBEN Sports Complex between Delta Queens and Nasarawa Amazons FC ended 3-1 after in favour of the Delta Queens.

The Football governing, FIFA accredited tournament, is a brainchild of the Edo State First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki. The ongoing third edition of the tournament is themed “Stop Gender Based Violence”, aimed at highlighting efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to end gender-based violence in the State.

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