Rivers Angels F.C. (Redirected from Rivers Angels)

Rivers Angels F.C.
Rivers Angels emblem.png
Full nameRivers Angels Football Club
GroundPort Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
OwnerGovernment of Rivers State (since 1991)
ManagerEdwin Okon
LeagueNigerian Women's Championship

Rivers Angels F.C. (formerly Larry Angels F.C.) is a Nigerian football club based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.[1][2] They play in the Nigeria Women Premier League, the top flight division in the female soccer league system.[3][4][5][6]


The club was established as Larry Angels F.C. in 1986 by Prince Lawrence Ezeh, a native of Mbaise in Imo State.[7] In 1991, the government of Rivers State took control of the club through the first lady of the state, Mrs Abbe. They came tops at the introduction of female football at the National Sports Festival, held in the then capital, Lagos State in 1989. They also won the maiden edition of Olu of Warri cup held in Warri, Delta State. Nigerian Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa was the captain of the team between 1988 and 1990.[8][9]

Current squad

Squad list for 2019 season.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
12 GK Nigeria NGA Charity John
1 GK Nigeria NGA Ibubeleye Whyte
22 GK Nigeria NGA Tochukwu Oluehi
29 DF Nigeria NGA Margaret Etim
25 DF Nigeria NGA Mabel Effiom
28 DF Nigeria NGA Ologbosere Nunumwen Mary
34 DF Nigeria NGA Joseph Vivian Uju
5 DF Nigeria NGA Kenneth Catherine Ijeoma
26 DF Nigeria NGA Ifeoma Ikenokwalu
4 DF Nigeria NGA Blessing Ezekiel
11 MF Nigeria NGA Glory Iroka
11 MF Nigeria NGA Hannah Yusuf
19 MF Nigeria NGA Martina Ohadugha
24 MF Nigeria NGA Mary Saiki
No. Pos. Nation Player
10 MF Nigeria NGA Cecilia Nku
8 FW Nigeria NGA Amarachi Ojinma
17 FW Nigeria NGA Rafiat Sule
18 FW Nigeria NGA Juliet Sunday
32 FW Nigeria NGA Cynthia Aku
7 FW Nigeria NGA Ibinabo Georgewill
2 FW Nigeria NGA Arit Itu Usang
15 FW Nigeria NGA Vivian Ikechukwu
13 FW Nigeria NGA Paulinus Ifeoma
9 FW Nigeria NGA Amaechi Ojini
31 FW Nigeria NGA Yetunde Adeboyejo


  • Head Coach: Edwin Okon
  • Team Manager: Matilda Otuene

Recent seasons

Season Tier Group Place Aiteo Cup
2010 1 1b 1st in 1b winners
2011 1 1b 2nd winners
2012 1 1b 2nd winners
2013 1 1b 2nd winners
2014 1 not applicable 1st winners
2015 1 1b 1st Quarter-finalist
2016 1 1b 1st winners
2017 1 1a 4th winners
2018 1 1a 4th winners
2019 1 1a 1st 2nd
2020–21 1 1a 1st

in Super 6

Former players



  1. ^ "Rivers Angels win 2013 Federation Cup". M.news24.com. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Women Football: Rivers Angels thrash Bayelsa in seasons' opener". Goal.com. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Rivers Angels go five points clear". Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  4. ^ "Rivers Angels Football Club, Port Harcourt". Facebook. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Rivers Angels, Pelican Stars tussle for top spot". Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  6. ^ http://nigerianleagues.com/category/nigeria-women-football-league/
  7. ^ "Proprietor of defunct Larry Angels, Larry Ezeh is no more". Kick442. 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  8. ^ "NWFL Official website". NFF. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Premier Captain Of Defunct Larry Angels Ajunwa Reacts On The Death Of Chief Larry Eze". Sports247. 2021-01-14.

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