Rivers Angels F.C.

Rivers Angels F.C. (formerly Larry Angels F.C.) is a Nigerian football club based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.[1][2] They play in the Nigeria Women Premier League, the top flight division in the female soccer league system.[3][4][5][6]

Rivers Angels F.C.
Full nameRivers Angels Football Club
Founded1986
GroundPort Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
OwnerGovernment of Rivers State (since 1991)
ManagerEdwin Okon
LeagueNigerian Women's Championship

HistoryEdit

The club was established as Larry Angels F.C. in 1986 by Prince Lawrence Ezeh, a native of Mbaise in Imo State.[7] In 1991, the government of Rivers State took control of the club through the first lady of the state, Mrs Abbe. They came tops at the introduction of female football at the National Sports Festival, held in the then capital, Lagos State in 1989. They also won the maiden edition of Olu of Warri cup held in Warri, Delta State. Nigerian Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa was the captain of the team between 1988 and 1990.[8][9]

Current squadEdit

Squad list for 2022 season.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
12 GK   NGA Charity John
1 GK   NGA Ibubeleye Whyte
29 DF   NGA Margaret Etim
25 DF   NGA Mabel Effiom
28 DF   NGA Ologbosere Nunumwen Mary
34 DF   NGA Joseph Vivian Uju
5 DF   NGA Kenneth Catherine Ijeoma
26 DF   NGA Ifeoma Ikenokwalu
4 DF   NGA Blessing Ezekiel
11 MF   NGA Glory Iroka
11 MF   NGA Hannah Yusuf
19 MF   NGA Martina Ohadugha
24 MF   NGA Mary Saiki
No. Pos. Nation Player
10 MF   NGA Cecilia Nku
8 FW   NGA Amarachi Ojinma
18 FW   NGA Juliet Sunday
7 FW   NGA Ibinabo Georgewill
2 FW   NGA Arit Itu Usang
15 FW   NGA Vivian Ikechukwu
13 FW   NGA Paulinus Ifeoma
9 FW   NGA Amaechi Ojini
31 FW   NGA Yetunde Adeboyejo

ManagementEdit

Recent seasonsEdit

Season Tier Group Place Aiteo Cup
2010 1 1b 1st in 1b winners
2011 1 1b 2nd winners
2012 1 1b 2nd winners
2013 1 1b 2nd winners
2014 1 not applicable 1st winners
2015 1 1b 1st Quarter-finalist
2016 1 1b 1st winners
2017 1 1a 4th winners
2018 1 1a 4th winners
2019 1 1a 1st 2nd
2020–21 1 1a 1st

in Super 6

Former playersEdit

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rivers Angels win 2013 Federation Cup". M.news24.com. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Women Football: Rivers Angels thrash Bayelsa in seasons' opener". Goal.com. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Rivers Angels go five points clear". Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Rivers Angels Football Club, Port Harcourt". Facebook. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Rivers Angels, Pelican Stars tussle for top spot". Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Proprietor of defunct Larry Angels, Larry Ezeh is no more". Kick442. 14 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  8. ^ "NWFL Official website". NFF. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Premier Captain Of Defunct Larry Angels Ajunwa Reacts On The Death Of Chief Larry Eze". Sports247. 14 January 2021.