Nigeria’s first continental representative at the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League, Rivers Angels will tomorrow seek to get their flattering campaign on track when they battle South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns.
Nigerian Women’s Premier League defending champions on Saturday lost 3-0 to the Moroccan club, Association’s Sports of Forces Armed Royal, ASFAR FC in their debut match of the CAF’s continental competition.
Following the loss, the Rivers State based club in the bottom of Group B after Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Vihiga Queens 1-0 in their first group B fixture .
Since its establishment, Rivers Angels have won the Nigerian Women’s Premier League seven times, Women’s Federation Cup record eight times and Women’s Super-Cup once.
The first edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League is holding in Egypt from 5th to 19th November.
Split into two groups, clubs from Egypt, Mali, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco, and Kenya are competing in the November 5-19 tournament, with the top two in each group advancing to the semi-finals.
Egyptian midfielder Noha Mamdouh etched her name in the history books when she netted Wadi Degla’s opening goal in their 3-1 victory over AS Mande on Friday to become the competition’s first goalscorer.
Morocco’s Sanaâ Mssoudy who plays as a forward for ASFAR currently tops the goal scoring table with 3 goals while Evelyn Badu who plies her trade with Hasaacas Ladies FC of Ghana has 2 goals. A total of 10 goals have been scored so far.