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NWFL Premiership: Obi Ogbala focusses on extending run against Confluence Queens



By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

Following a resounding 4-1 victory over Abia Angels in the South East Derby, Heartland Queens’ head coach, Obi Ogbala, is already looking ahead to their next challenge against Confluence Queens.

The impressive win solidified Heartland’s position at the top of Group A in the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) Premiership.

The match in Aba saw Heartland Queens deliver a stellar performance, with Chinedu Chinaka’s brace and goals from Chimebere Opara and Mary Lucky securing a convincing victory.

Maintaining their unbeaten run, Heartland Queens are now preparing to face Confluence Queens in their upcoming fixture.

Speaking to journalists after the game, Coach Ogbala emphasized the importance of taking one match at a time and focusing on the next opponent.

He expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance and highlighted their determination to continue their unbeaten streak.

“The focus now shifts to Confluence Queens. We will analyze our performance in this game and build on the positives,” stated Coach Ogbala. “I am pleased with our unbeaten run, and we aim to maintain it moving forward.”

Reflecting on the derby win, Coach Ogbala expressed his delight at completing a double over their local rivals and praised his team’s execution of the game plan.

He emphasized the significance of securing maximum points and commended the players for their goal-scoring prowess.

“Derbies are always challenging, but our players executed the game plan perfectly. We capitalized on our opportunities and secured a convincing victory,” remarked Coach Ogbala. “I am proud of the team’s performance today.”

With Heartland Queens leading the Group A standings and inching closer to Super Six qualification, Coach Ogbala remains focused on the ultimate goal. He emphasized the competitive nature of the league and reiterated his team’s determination to maintain their position at the top.

“As we approach the business end of the season, every point matters. We will continue to push ourselves and strive for excellence,” concluded Coach Ogbala. “Our goal is within reach, and we are determined to achieve it.”