Bayelsa Queens made the long wait for the new NWFL season worthwhile as they gave a glimpse of what to expect going into the season with a fearless display in Akure where they thumped the home side, Sunshine Queens 3-0, with all goals coming in the first half.
Sunday Juliet scored the opener just two minutes into the game before Anjor Mary netted a brace (41, 44) in three minutes
Meanwhile, the defending champions of the Nigeria Women Football League, Rivers Angels began their title defence with a barren draw away at Delta Queens.
After failing to get past the group stages of the inaugural edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League, many expected Rivers Angels to vet their angers on Delta Queens but they could only secure a point at the end of the day.
FC Robo continued from where they stopped last season as they beat Abia Angels 2-0, thanks to goals from Oke Maria (21) and Folashade Ijamilusi (38) penalty kick.
Confluence Queens recorded the biggest scoreline of the evening as they spanked Pelican Stars 4-0.
Winifred Eiyebhora opened the scoring in the first minute added another three Mercy Omokwu (21, 36, 84) to sealed the win.
Newly promoted Naija Ratels started with a dream 2-0 win at home against Osun Babes of Akure.
Adugbe Olamide broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute to give the hosts the advantage before Agama Ziperekefhege doubled the lead to sealed the win in the 78th minute.
Another newly promoted, Adamawa Queens will have to go back to the drawing board after their first appearance in the NWFL saw them lose at home 2-0 to Edo Queens. Thanks to goals from Chioma Olise (16) and Emem Essien (57).