Lobi Stars, Kwara United For Final Battle At Gov. Okowa Pre-Season Tourney; Rivers United And Niger Tornadoes For Third Place Match

By Obaseki Anthony in Asaba on September 19, 2019

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The Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Pre-Season Tournament final will take place today, Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba. Lobi Stars will battle Kwara United in the grand finale at 4pm.

Rivers United will take on Niger Tornadoes in the third place match two hours earlier at the same venue.

In yesterday’s semi-finals, The Pride of Benue beat Niger Tornadoes 4-1 on penalties after full time scores of 1-1 while the Abdullahi Usman Biffo-tutored lads shocked Rivers United 1-0.

Tornadoes opened the scoring in Asaba thanks to a huge slice of fortune. Musa Wakili picked his spot and curled the ball beyond goalkeeper John Lawrence.

Lobi Stars came from behind to cancel Tornadoes’ lead as Abdkareem Mumini poked home the ball after goalkeeper Lucky Jimoh spilled Ernest Governor’s deadly free kick to his path.

The shootouts didn’t favour Tornadoes as the duo of Afeez Nosiru and Ayodele Joseph saw their efforts hit the bar.

Alex Aghahowa, Earnest Governor, Douglas Achiv and Tayo Adebogun all scored for Lobi Stars.

In the other semi-final game, Kwara United displayed a professional approach to pip hard-fighting Rivers United 1-0.

A third minute header from Ufere Chinedu made the difference for the Harmony Boys.

Ten teams started the pre-season tournament, with Abia Warriors, Delta Force, MFM, Remo Stars, Cynosure and Bendel Insurance all out.

•PHOTO: Tournament venue, Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 19, 2019


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