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NWFL: Heartland Queen’s coach insists on Super Six ticket

NWFL: Heartland Queen's coach insists on Super Six ticket

Heartland Queens’ technical adviser, Coach Obi Ogbala, has said for the umpteenth time that the Owerri Landladies intend to maintain the top spot at the NWFL group A table and that the only befitting gift for the government is the league prime prize, NWFL Super Six ticket.

The Owerri mainstreams sit atop of the eight-team Group A log heading into the festive break, no thanks to the hard-fought 2-1 victory against hard-fighters, Dannaz Ladies, in NWFL Premiership matchday six clash in Owerri.

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The soft-spoken gaffer said the hard-earned win against the perennial stubborn side, Dannaz Ladies, showed that the Owerri landladies are on the right path towards achieving the season’s first-time-ever lofty dreams.

“I gave myself that target because I am a Super Six coach. I have been there, and I have won the league title. So, for me to push Heartland Queens to be in the Super Six is the surest reward I have to pay to the government for sponsoring us, and we can only do that by staying on top of the league table.

“We are still working on it; thank God we are going on recess; we are going to come back refreshed and take on the remaining eight matches, so Super Six is genuinely achievable with this hard-earned result.

“This win means a lot looking at the year ending, our first home match here, and our dreams of being in the Super Six. We discussed that the least desirable is for us to sit atop for the outgoing year, and then we will have time to look at the remaining matches.”

“Dannaz Ladies right from Championship have been a stubborn side to us. Even in the Federation Cup in Warri, we won in the dying minutes, and this is the third time we have had such a victory; they are good young girls. We planned for this match to get the three points,” said the former Nasarawa Amazon sweat merchant to the club’s media.

Oglala, who expressed delight in the victory, denied ever underrating the topflight newcomers from the nation’s centre of commerce, Lagos, in the all-important league matchup.

“Well, I feel elated because winning this match convincingly has been our game plan, so we sit atop for this year, so I am exceedingly happy.

“Not actually, it was not like we underrated them. In a game, something else set in when you didn’t get it right from the word go.

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“An initial loss of concentration, but after the half mark pep talk, the girls woke up and got the early goal, and that loss of concentration came up again, and they got the equaliser.

“We have to push harder after we saw the added minutes, and the girls told themselves that was not the agreement; the agreement was to win and that worked magic to see off the opposition and eventual victory,” said the mean-looking and non-smiling gaffer.

The Owerri side is on break for the festivities and will resume on Friday, December 29, to commence intense preparations for the last first-term match at Adamawa Queens on Wednesday, December 10.

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