Hockey Super League: Kada Queens Retain National Title


Kada Queens of Kaduna retained their national title in style on Saturday by whipping former champions, Yobe Desert Queens 5-1, in the women’s final of the 2017 Hockey Super League.
Tidesports source gathered that the match was played at the astro-turf pitch at the Abuja National Stadium.
Kada Queens had won all their six matches for 18 points in the seven-team competition to top the table ahead of the Desert Queens, scoring 16 goals and conceding one.
The Damaturu-based Queens had lost 1-2 to the Kada Queens on Sunday in their respective second match, finishing second with 10 points.
They had three wins, one draw and two losses, scoring seven goals and conceding three on the way.
But the Kada Queens made it an easy game for themselves by not allowing their opponents the chance to think of an upset.
They blasted their way to victory to go on to clinch the national title.
Reports say  that both teams will go on to represent Nigeria and play in the Africa Clubs Championships in Egypt in December.
Earlier in the day in the classification match for third and fourth, Plateau Queens of Jos had finished third by beating the Riv Queens of Port Harcourt 2-1.
In the league phase played earlier to qualify for the classification phase, Plateau Queens had also finished third with nine points.
They had two wins, three draws and one loss, after scoring six goals and conceding three, while Riv Queens had two wins, two draws and two losses for eight points.
In the classification match for fifth and sixth, Benue Amazons which finished sixth in the league with five points from one win, two draws and three losses created an upset.
The Makurdi side upstaged Heartland of Owerri to finish fifth, beating them 2-0 after a penalty shootout which followed a 2-2 draw.
Heartland had earlier placed fifth, after finishing two points ahead of the Amazons from two wins, one draw and three losses.
IGP Babes of Kaduna finished seventh and last in the competition, after failing to reach the classification stage following a seventh place placing in the league phase.
They could only get one point from one draw one out of their six matches, losing five after scoring one goal and conceding 12.
It would be recalled  that the competition ended on Saturday after eight days of six matches each.