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Naija Super 8: Akwa United Progress, Rivers out

Relive the exhilarating matches of Day 3 at Naija Super 8. Lobi Stars and Yobe Stars settle for a draw while Akwa United secures a crucial victory.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 10th July 2023
Naija Super 8 Day 3

The Naija Super 8 football-tainment event continued on Monday, July 10th, 2023, with an action-packed day of matches at the iconic Mobolaji Johnson Arena. Two exhilarating games from Group B treated fans to an intense display of skill, determination, and unforgettable moments. Let’s dive into the highlights of the day’s events.


Lobi Stars and Yobe Stars Settle for Goalless Draw


In the first game of the day, Lobi Stars and Yobe Stars battled it out, resulting in a goalless draw. Lobi Stars, following their opening day win against Rivers United, aimed to maintain their momentum. The best chance of the first half came for Yobe Stars in the 12th minute, but a close-range header missed the target. Lobi’s Joseph Atule had several opportunities to break the deadlock, but the resilient Yobe Stars defense held firm, denying him a breakthrough.


Akwa United Secures Victory against Rivers United


The second game witnessed an intense clash between Akwa United and Rivers United. Akwa United emerged victorious with a 1-0 win, solidifying their spot in the semi-finals with one game remaining in the group stage. Uche Collins became the hero for Akwa United, scoring the lone goal in the 57th minute. His well-timed strike found the back of the net, sliding through the legs of Rivers United‘s goalkeeper, Abiodun Akande.


Musical Entertainment by 9ice:


In addition to the thrilling football action, fans were treated to a captivating performance by Nigerian musician and songwriter, Alexander Akande, popularly known as 9ice. Known for his powerful use of the Yoruba language, proverbial lyrics, and unique delivery style, 9ice showcased his musical talent, adding an extra layer of excitement and entertainment to the event.



As the Naija Super 8 continues to captivate football enthusiasts, fans eagerly anticipate more gripping matches, outstanding performances, and unforgettable moments at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena.


Stay tuned for more updates as the journey towards crowning the Naija Super 8 champion unfolds!

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