Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Go Round FC were the biggest casualty on Wednesday when they were ousted by PH City Academy as State FA Cup competitions enter final week of hostilities across the country, reports www.aclsports.com
After Rivers United booked their place in the Rivers State final with a 2-0 win over Urim FC, Go Round took to the pitch in the second semi final game at the Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt against the little known Academy boys and bowed out after a pulsating penalty shoot-out.
In-form forward Chiebonam Nwogbaga scored a brace for Go Round who were held 2-2 in regulation time but Willy Udube’s men were eliminated 6-7 on penalties after Chinonye Chinda’s spot kick was saved by PH City goalkeeper.
In nearby Akwa Ibom state, 2017 AITEO Cup champions Akwa United were on the verge of elimination when they trailed 0-3 to ALGON FC in the quarter final of the Akwa Ibom FA Cup but the game was abandoned and rendered inconclusive.
The match ended due to pitch encroachment
— Akwa United FC (@AkwaUnited_fc) April 24, 2019
It was reported that unknown persons disrupted the game during the second half. Earlier on Tuesday, Akwa Starlets thrashed One FC 3-0 in their quarter final game after which the centre referee Mfon Akpan and her assistant were manhandled by thugs purportedly loyal to the owner of One FC.
In Kano State, Kano Pillars moved to the final of the State FA Cup after a 6-0 win over Kano Stars. Striker Shammah Tanze scored a brace while David Ebuka, Rahakku Ado, Ifeanyi Nweke and Alassan Ibrahim completed the scoring for Ibrahim Musa’s side.
In Ogun State, Nigeria National League (NNL) side Gateway FC qualified for the final but only through the skin of their teeth after they were held 1-1 by Nilayo FC. The state owned club however edged the penalty shoot-out 5-4 to book a place in the final where they will face winner of the tie between Almar FC and
In Delta State, Christian Ekong scored a hattrick ad NPFL side Delta Force defeated GUO Asaba Tex 3-1 to qualify for the state’s final. The coach Emmanuel Deutsch side will face winners of Thursday’s other semifinal between NNL sides Julius Atete FC and Warri Wolves in Sunday’s final.
In Nasarawa state, NPFL side Nasarawa United defeated Lafia based Greater Tomorrow FC 3-0 to advance to the final. Goals by Dauda Maigishiri, Charles Osemeka and Abubakar Abdullahi gave Bala Nikyu’s men the comprehensive win which will see the, face NNL side Aklosendi FC in Sunday’s final.
In Plateau State, Mighty Jets FC thrashed Jazzy Football Academy 4-0 to qualify for Sunday’s final where they will face the winner of the second semi final between Plateau United and Mighty Jets Feeders team on Thursday.
In Ondo State, NPFL team Sunshine Stars walloped Adeleke Dada FC 4-0 to book a place in the final of the State FA Cup. Israel Abia, Ajibola Otegbeye and a brace from midfielder Michael Egbeta set up a repeat of last year’s final against Akure City academy.