Nigerian champions Rivers Angels have crashed out of the ongoing CAF Women’s Champions League in Cairo, Egypt, despite recording a 4-0 win over Vihiga Queens on Friday.
The Angels had lost their opening two games to Morocco’s ASFAR and South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns.
After a goalless first half, Kechukwu Obianujuwan Vivian scored the first two goals from two penalties for Rivers Angels, then Koku Oluwadamilola added the third before Monday Gift scored the fourth goal.
The win meant Rivers Angels and Vihiga Queens both finished the group on 3 points and were eliminated.
Despite been sent packing, Rivers Angels remains the first Nigerian side to win a game and score in the CAF Women’s champions league.
Head coach of Rivers Angels, Edwin Okon said his team was unlucky to exit the tournament in the group stages but remains pleased they bowed out with a better performance.
“It was not useful for us to keep thinking about the last two losses, so we moved on and prepared well for the game,”Okon said in his post match interview.
“We are champions in where we come from. We’ll prepare for the next tournament and learn from our mistakes.”