……as UI Pioneers and FUTMINNA Transformers look to overturn First Leg Deficit
As the race for Quarter Finals spots in the drama and fun filled 2019 season hots up, the teams are back in the second leg of their respective ties in a quest for honour and pride.
Ibadan will be agog as the Pioneers will attempt to pull off a Houdini-esque escape as they look to overturn a two goal first leg deficit. Buoyed by their vociferous home support, Coach Allen and his boys will hope to finally put one over their bitter rivals from Ife and qualify. Indeed, it was at this point in the 2018 season that the Pioneers were kicked out by OAU Giants. Only time will tell if indeed history will repeat itself once again.
For the FUOYE Dazzlers, the mission if they choose to accept, is simple. Find a way to score 4 unreplied goals past one of the meanest defenses from last season, UNILORIN Warriors and then hope that their leaky defense from the first leg which let in 5 goals manages to hold against the barrage from the rampaging Ilorin Warriors. Mission Impossible!? 6pm Wednesday will definitely tell us.
In the clash between the evenly matched FUTA Tigers and LASU Blazers, it is all or nothing as both teams know that they have to win in order to book their spot in an intriguing quarter final draw. Indeed, the tie is finely balanced as the two teams totally cancelled each other in an entertaining goalless first leg draw.
Up North, FUTMINNA Transformers will bank on home support to spur them in their testy tie against tournament favorites’, UNIBEN Royals as they look to cancel the first leg deficit. The priceless away goal gotten in the 2-1 first leg defeat has ensured that we will be served up a tasty battle as both teams will leave their all on the turf to bag the final Quarter Final spots on offer for the match week.
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