Two goals in the first half and three in the second half was all Bayelsa Queens needed to defeat Athleta FC of Togo five-nil at the Stade d Yamoussoukro in Matchday 1 of the WAFU-B Women’s CAF Champions League qualifier in Cote D’Ivoire.
Bayelsa Queens started the game and pressed for the early goal which came when Miracle Joseph curled in a beautiful shot from the left side to put the Prosperity Girls in front on 3 minute, before the first goal Kasali Alake made a faulty back pass in the second minute but for the brilliance and alertness of goalkeeper Ange Bawou in goal for Bayelsa Queens it would have been the opener.
Etim Edidiong got the second goal in the 5 minutes after which it became a ding-dong affairs as both teams tried to score and in the tenth minutes of play captain of Bayelsa Queens FC, Igwe Uzoamaka made another faulty back pass that Joy Igbazenda of Athleta FC having only Bawou to beat played wide.
The first half ended with Bayelsa Queens FC up by two goals to nil.
The Prosperity Girls started the second half the way they finished the first but were unable to get the third goal. But got rewarded on the 65th minutes when Etim Edidiong scored a beautiful goal to make it three nil.
Edidiong Etim scored two more goals in the 77 and 80 minutes to complete the annihilation of Athleta FC.
Bayelsa Queens will take on Ampem Darkoa in matchday two on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Miracle Joseph of Bayelsa Queens FC was named woman of the match.
Earlier, Anpem Darkoa of Ghana defeated USFA of Burkina Faso three nil.