Nigeria Women’s Premier League club, Rivers Angels reigned supreme over Ghana champions, Hasaacas Ladies in the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League opening qualifier on Saturday.
Rivers Angels nailed Hasaacas Ladies 2-0 at the Stade Robert Champroux in Ivory Coast to take a step towards the semi finals.
The Nigerians drew their first goal from Debora Abiodum with 17 minutes played in the first half.
Angels doubled their lead in the second half with Maryann Ezenagu on the 52nd minute.
Coach of Rivers Angels, Edwin Okon believes Nigeria leads the pack when it comes female football in Africa.
“When it comes to female football in Africa, I think Nigeria is the best.
“I have to say this because I know the quality of the league [Women’s League] that is in Nigeria.
At this level [senior level], the experience tells.” Edwin Okon said.
Rivers Angels will face AS Police de Niamey of Niger in their next group game on Tuesday.
The top two teams from Group A and B in the WAFU B Zonal will progress to the semi-finals.
And the winners of the semi-finals automatically qualify as representatives of the zone for the tournament proper.
The Women’s Champions League is a competition introduced by CAF to develop women’s football.