The First Lady of Edo State, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, has called on the teams participating in the second Betsy Obaseki Women’s Soccer Tournament (BOWFT) to adopt fair play as they battle for honors in the pre-season competition.
he said the clubs would promote Nigerian football if they played according to the rules, while striving for the essence of the competition.
The second BOWFT, which started on Wednesday and will end on September 17, 2022, focuses on boosting the government’s campaign against drug abuse.
“I am happy to welcome everyone to this year’s edition of the Annual Betsy Obaseki Women’s Soccer Tournament. I assure you that you will have a wonderful time during the tournament,” Obaseki told the teams.
He said that this year’s edition aims to complement the government’s efforts to reduce the incidence of drug abuse in the state and added: “While last year we had 12 participating teams, this year we have 13 teams to compete in the tournament. .
“We will continue to grow and ensure that the vision of the tournament, which is to control social vices among young people, especially girls, becomes a reality.”
Meanwhile, the tournament has seen torrents of goals, with FC Robo and Edo Queens scoring the highest in the opening weekend. FC Robo began the goalscoring feat when they defeated Braveheart Ladies 9-0.
Among the scorers for the Lagos team in the match played at the University of Benin Sports Complex (UNIBEN) were Lawal Taiwo (five goals), Ijamiluyi Shade (three) and Oladiti Rukayat, who found the back of the net once.
As if deciding not to be outdone by FC Robo, Edo Queens also beat Royaltom FC 9-0, while Delta Queens defeated Heartland Queens 2-0. Nasarawa Amazons brought FC Robo back to reality with a 1-0 win over the Lagos girls, just as Naija Ratels defeated Fortress Ladies 2-0. Edo Queens were unable to recreate their 9–0 loss to Royaltom FC when they met Royal Queens, but they still managed a 1–0 win.