NNL: Adamawa United, Akwa Starlets FC qualify for final


Adamawa United Football Club of Yola and Akwa Starlets FC of Uyo have qualified for the final match of the Nigeria National League (NNL) 2019 Super Four Tournament in Enugu.

Adamawa United defeated Jigawa Golden Stars 8-7 after penalty kicks, following a 1-1 draw, in the first match of the tournament holding at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.

In the second match, Akwa Starlets FC overpowered Warri Wolves FC 3-1 also on penalty kicks after a goalless draw.

Later on, Adamawa United’s coach Bello Muhammad expressed joy at his team’s victory over the Jigawa Stars.

He said the competition meant a lot for his team and that he would correct the lapses he discovered in their play before the final match on Sunday.

“This justified our play-off performance and it showed that we merited to play in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

”My team gave its best and we are ready to play against the big teams in the premiership,” Muhammad said.

Also, Akwa Starlets’ coach Caleb Osu said their victory was not a fluke as his team fought hard for it.

”It is not easy, but my boys have played to instructions and that was the key to our victory.

“Hopefully, we must now win the competition because our greatest threat had been Warri Wolves.

“Our objectives are to now go on to win the final match and go on to do well to avoid the drop from the forthcoming NPFL season,” Osu said.

Jigawa United will now face Warri Wolves in the third-place match on Sunday by 2 p.m.

The final match of the tournament between Akwa Starlets and Adamawa United will start by 4 p.m.



Jibril .O