Bayelsa Queens redeemed themselves from a seemingly-disappointing CAF Women’s Champions League by finishing with a 1-0 win over Simba Queens in the third-place match on Saturday.
The match was played at the Stade Moulay Hassan in Rabat, Morocco and a solitary second-half strike from Juliet Sunday was all the Yenagoa-based side required to beat their East African opponents.
Bayelsa Queens had a brighter start to the match as Glory Edet’s long-range effort and Etim Edidiong’s header inside the opening 10 minutes missed their target.
However, Simba Queens recovered from the early pressure as they threatened through the efforts of Asha Djafari and Opah Clement.
But they could not find the back of the net as both sides settled for a stalemate at half-time.
The two clubs resumed the contest with an end-to-end battle until Juliet Sunday eventually broke the deadlock off a cross from Mercy Itimi in the 70th minute.
On seeing themselves behind, Simba Queens pushed for a leveller quickly.