The Rivers Angels, Nigeria’s representative at the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League, were defeated by Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa by a solitary goal on Tuesday in Egypt.
After the setback, they’re on a knife’s edge, with only a sliver of a chance to advance to the next round. In their first group game, they were thrashed 3-0 by Moroccan side ASFAR.
Zanele Portia, the captain of Mamelodi Sundowns, scored the game’s lone goal in the 17th minute, giving them their second identical scoreline of the competition.
Coach of the side, Edwin Okon praised his players but lamented the goal his team conceded that made the difference. He said,
“It was a good game, but not from our side. We created many chances but did not score. But the goal we conceded is what makes me unhappy.
“This defeat breaks my heart as a coach”.
Despite their best efforts, the Rivers Angels were unable to reclaim the match since they failed to convert their chances into goals.