Warri Wolves, Delta Queens win 2023 Delta FA Cup

Warri Wolves Football Club and Delta Queens of Asaba have been crowned Champions of the male and female categories of the 2023 Delta State Football Association Cup finals, respectively on Sunday.

In the men’s final match, Warri Wolves FC defeated hard fighting 2022 finalist Osevan football club of Kwale 2-0 to win the title.

It was the Wolves’ third triumph in recent times and they have qualified to represent Delta State at the 2023 National Federations Cup tournament.

Coach Jolomi Atune of Warri Wolves, in an interview, commended his boys for the feat achieved but said the focus now is on the Nigeria National League and the Aiteo Cup Competition.

Also in the women’s final, the Delta Queens of Asaba, the 2022 National Aiteo Cup finalist, thrashed the Royal Queens of Warri 3-0 to prove their superiority in the state contest after their unbeaten run record in the just concluded regular season of the Nigeria Women Football League Premiership.

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The women league highest goal scorer, Mercy Omokwo’s lone goal and Cynthia Mega’s brace goal made up all-time Delta women’s FA Cup Champions victorious after all three goals came in the second half.

The coach of Delta Queens, Tosan Blankson told newsmen that he has been able to meet up three of his set target and he can now focus on the big one, the Super Six Competition coming up shortly to determine the overall champions of the NWFL.

“We have won the regular league season (Group A) of the NWFL premiership and qualified for the super six tournaments and are now champions of the DFA Cup, all in one week.
Our target now is to win the Super Six Competition in the month of May. We shall keep working hard to achieve our target”, the coach stated.

The high point of the colourful ceremony held at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba was the presentation of medals, trophies and other awards to the winners by the Delta State Sports Commission boss, Tonobok Okowa and Chief Solomon Ogba, Vice chairman of Nigeria Olympic Committee.

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With the finals, the curtain has been drawn on the 2023 football season in Delta State.

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