Adeyinka Adedipe, Benin
Edo Queens will take on Nasarawa Amazons FC of Lagos on Wednesday (today) in one of the semi-final matches of the Betsy Obaseki Women’s Football Tournament at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.
The second semi-final between FC Robo and Delta Queens will take place by 4pm at the same venue.
Edo Queens qualified for the semi-finals of the competition after crushing Heartland FC of Owerri 4-0 in the quarter-finals.
However, they are set to battle a compact and well-organised Nasarawa Queens side that has continued to show tact and superiority all through the competition.
Nasarawa defeated beat Naija Ratels 3-2 to secure a spot in the semi-finals.
FC Robo Queens comfortably qualified for the last four after hitting six goals past rivals Confluence Queens and will be facing a promising Delta Queens, who edged Royal Queens 2-1 to secure a place in the semis.
The tournament, which is Nigeria’s only pre-season women’s football championship, is a brainchild of the Edo State First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki. The tournament is themed ‘Say No to Drugs,’ and is aimed at raising awareness on the adverse effects of drug abuse among youths.
The annual tournament, which is in its second edition, started on September 7 and ends September 17.