Naija Super 8: Lobi Stars And Akwa United Secure Semifinal Spots
Lobi Stars and Akwa United advance to the semifinals of Naija Super 8 following the conclusion of Group B matches.
●12th July 2023
The Naija Super 8 tournament is gradually reaching its climax as two teams secure their spots in the semifinals, marking the conclusion of the Group B stage matches.
In the first game of the day, Lobi Stars emerged victorious with a 2-0 win over Akwa United in their Group B clash at the Naija Super 8 tournament on Wednesday. Joseph Atule was the hero for Lobi Stars, scoring a brace to secure the victory. Atule opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a well-placed header, and he doubled Lobi’s lead on the 22nd minute, cementing their place in the semifinals. With this win, Lobi Stars join Akwa United in the last four of the competition.
In the second game, Rivers United bid farewell to their Naija Super 8 campaign on a positive note with a 1-0 victory over Yobe Desert Stars. Kazie Enyinnaya was the match-winner for Rivers United, finding the back of the net from a short corner kick pass by Emmanuel Ampiah. This solitary strike proved enough to secure the win for the former NPFL champions, providing them with a positive end to their tournament.
As the Group A stage comes to a close, all eyes are now on the final game in the group, which will be contested between Katsina United and Sporting Lagos on Thursday. The outcome of this match will determine the final standings and the teams that will advance to the semifinals.
During the halftime show, Nigerian Afropop star, Tobechukwu Victor Okolie, popularly known as Peruzzi, entertained the crowd with his captivating performance, adding an extra touch of excitement to the football-tainment event.
With the semifinals just around the corner, anticipation is building as the remaining teams vie for a place in the final. The Naija Super 8 tournament continues to provide thrilling football action and memorable moments, delighting fans and showcasing the talent and competitiveness of Nigerian football.
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