Naija Ratels FC kicked off the 2020 Flying Officers Cup with an overwhelming 5-0 win over Nigeria Women Football League, NWFL Championship side, Kaduna Queens at the Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment Sports Complex, Abuja on Monday.
A minute silence was held in honour of the Late Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile before the kick-off of the opening fixture.
Aminat Bello scored an early goal for the Bankole Olowookere led Naija Ratels in the second minute of the game through an assist from Ada Nwachukwu.
Obi Grace doubled Naija Ratels lead in the 12th minute. Anita Msughter increased Naija Ratels FC lead to three as she scored against her former team from a close range in the 25th minute.
In the second half, Aminat Bello scored the fourth and her second goal of the game for the Olowookere tutored side in the 51st minute. Atune Doosur completed the goals with a fantastic finish ten minutes later.
Adejoke Ejalonibu late goal gave AITEO Cup Champions Nasarawa Amazons a victory over 2019 NWFL Super 4 finalist Confluence Queens.
Chiemebere Opara’s 61st minute goal for the Solid Babes was cancelled out in the 76th minute as Arit Usang converted from the spot after Edet Glory was brought down in the Nasarawa Amazons 18 yard box.
Matchday two will see defending Champions of the competition Edo Queens taking on NWFL Premiership side Royal Queens by 2pm, while Non-league side Honey Badgers will take on heavyweight Bayelsa Queens by 4pm.
The 2020 Flying Officers Cup (formerly Naija Ratels Pre Season Tournament) was organised in preparation for the 2020-2021 NWFL Season which will kick off on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.