Nasarawa Amazons stayed atop of the group B log after securing a narrow 2-1 victory over Delta Queens at the Lafia City Stadium On Wednesday.
Christopher Danjuma’s side began the encounter on a bright note troubling their visitors on several occasions.
After failing to miss some scoring chances, Amarachi Okoronkwo finally slots home a wonderful pass from Josephine Mathias on the edge of the box after breezing past the defence in the 53rd minute.
Ejalonibu Joke was devastating as she cut through Delta Queens like a hot knife through butter. The gifted winger with an educated left foot consistently found Mathias and it was her pass that led to the goal.
Fifteen minutes to the end of the match, there was a lifeline for Delta as Amirat Adebisi flicked an intelligent pass to Joy Jegede who did well to head the ball past goalkeeper Chioma Nwankwo.
Delta Queens threatened Nwankwo’s goal on numerous occasions deep in the second half but they just could not get the equalizer crumbling to yet another defeat on the road.
Nasarawa are atop with 16th position from eight matches in the Nigeria Women Premier League so far.