Bayelsa Queens got something out of a seemingly disappointing CAF Women’s Champions League on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Simba Queens in the third place match.
In the match played at the Stade Moulay Hassan in Rabat, it was a second half goal from Juliet Sunday that saw the Yenagoa side beat their East African opponents.
Bayelsa Queens had a brighter start to the game as Glory Edet’s long range effort and Etim Edidiong’s header inside the opening 10 minutes missed.
Simba Queens, however, recovered from the early pressure as they threatened through efforts from Asha Djafari and Opah Clement.
But they couldn’t find the back of the net as both sides settled for a stalemate at the break.
The two clubs resumed the contest with an end-to-end battle until Juliet Sunday ended Mercy Itimi’s cross in the 70th minute.
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Finding themselves behind, Simba Queens quickly equalized.
But Clement’s superbly powerful effort from the edge was tipped over the bar by goalkeeper Bawou Gabrielle 10 minutes later.
In the closing stages, Bayelsa Queens almost scored a second goal through substitute Chinyere Igbomalu.
But he lost a sitter as his side kept his slim side to claim his golden bronze.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Bawou Gabrielle won her second women’s award in the tournament.
This followed her excellent goalkeeping to celebrate Bayelsa Queens winning the bronze medal in her first appearance.
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