Aminat Yakubu happy to be part of Sunshine Queens' first national title win

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The Owena girls have crashed out of the competition, while last year’s finalists are through to the semi-final of the competition

Federation Cup: Sunshine Queens eliminated as Rivers Angels, Ibom Angels progress

The Owena girls have crashed out of the competition, while last year’s finalists are through to the semi-final of the competition

Sunshine Queens midfielder Aminat Yakubu has expressed excitement at helping her side clinch the 2015 Women's Federation Cup title after Sunday's 3-1 penalty shootout victory against Bayelsa Queens.

Patience Kalu's early second half strike for Bayelsa was cancelled by Sunshine's Shola Oyewusi moments later to drag the game into penalties, which they won at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Yabubu, who won the Federation Cup title with Rivers Angels last year, praised the determination and dedication of her teammates, coaches and management.

"I feel very happy coming out victorious in the game against Bayelsa Queens. It is something very special for me as an individual and for the team as well,” Yakubu told Goal.

“Before this game, they told us we will lose by 4-0. Despite going behind, we equalized and thanks to God we won at last.

"It is very special for me helping my team with my assist and scoring the last penalty to win our first trophy as a team."

The 18-year-old, who recently helped the Falconets qualify for their eighth Fifa U20 Women's World Cup after a 3-1 aggregate win over South Africa, said she was fulfilled winning two successive Federation Cup titles in her career.

"Personally, it is something I have been hoping to do for the team after winning the Federation Cup last year with Rivers Angels.

"I am very happy we got the victory which finally handed us our first title. I really do not know how to describe this. 

"I'm excited and seriously it has never happened for Sunshine Queens. This is the first title we have been seeking for years.

“Though I won at Rivers Angels, but it is special because it is the first for Sunshine," Yakubu concluded.

Yakubu has now turned her focus on helping the Falconets to a first title success at the 2016 Fifa U20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea.

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