Ambrose Ali University And Benin Warriors Lock Horns In Valentine Day cracker

By Daily Sports on February 13, 2020

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Valentine Day, the world over, is a day set aside to show love. It’s a day for the renewal of friendship vows and perhaps making more friends. It is against this background of love in the air that an intense football affair will be renewed when footballers of the Ambrose Ali University (AAU) take on my team Benin Warriors FC in Ekpoma.

The friendly encounter has become an annual event as Benin Warriors and AAU football team prepare for top football competitions in 2020.

I gather that the AAU team has been injected with talented fresh students who have added spark and promise to the school’s side as they ready themselves for the prestigious Higher Institutions Football League (HIFL), a competition in which the AAU have not really made a strong impact in in previous years.

The AAU football team are fired up this year this year to change the narrative of their team as also rans and the intensity of their training sessions shows in the strong results they have recorded so far, beating Ekpoma-based grassroots clubs 8-0 and 4-0 respectively in their last two friendly games.

In Benin Warriors (BWFC) on Friday afternoon, the AAU will have one more opportunity to see how far they have come.

The Warriors have started the year with seriousness as well, with the old and new players pushing as hard as I’ve ever seen to make an impression in football and move to the next level, which is the professional level.

Motivated by the success of players who have donned the colours of the club in the past and who are currently doing well in professional football, the present crop of players are determined to be success stories of their own and it’s exciting to see.

BWFC last month attended a successful trial programme in Sapele, Delta State, which was monitored by a respected Norwegian coach and a top Ivorian football agent, where the club's players made a strong impression.

Benin Warriors continue to cooperate with different stakeholders in fashioning out mutually benefiting deals with regards to players’ movement and development.

Coming up against AAU on Friday afternoon (kick-off time is 4pm) the players of BWFC are well aware of the prestige value involved in winning such a game, as well their responsibility to offer entertainment to the fans who would throng the AAU sports complex to enjoy the match before heading out for some Valentine fun.

•Photo shows Benin Warriors squad in Sapele, January 2020

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 13, 2020


 

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