Dapo Abiodun Pre-season Tourney Semi-final ties: Rivers United battle 3SC; Lobi Stars lock horns with Kwara United on Monday


Shooting Stars Sports Club, Rivers United, Lobi Stars, and Kwara United have qualified for the semi-final of the ongoing Prince Dapo Abiodun Pre-season Tournament ongoing at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

3SC booked their passage in Sunday’s quarter-final tie at the expense of Bendel Insurance whom they beat 2-1.

The Oluyole Warriors took a commanding lead through the goals of Lanre Ferinyaro and Sadiq Awujoola in the 20th and 67th minutes but Bendel Insurance reduced the deficit in the 72nd minute through Sarki Ismail to make it a nailbiting finish.

In the other quarter-final that was played concurrently as the 3SC vs Bendel Insurance was being played, Rivers United came back from a goal down to beat MFM 2-1.

The Olukoya Boys surprised the sparse crowd at Ijebu Ode with the opening goal in the 42nd minute through Kamon Akanni but the Pride of Rivers came back forcefully in the second half to change the tide of the result.

Michael Ohawume started the revival with the equaliser three minutes after the restart of the second half before Fortune Omoniwari scored the winning goal six minutes from time.

Rivers United will face traditional rivals, 3SC in the Monday morning semi-final clash.

Kwara United will meet Lobi Stars in the second pulsating last four tie after the Harmony Boys eliminated Crown FC 1-0 through Isa Gata’s 80th-minute effort while Lobi Stars relied on Austin Ogunye’s 32nd-minute strike to beat Remo Stars in the quarter-final.

The semi-final games hold on Monday in Ijebu Ode while the tournament ends on Tuesday.

Prince Dapo Abiodun Pre-season Tournament Semi-final Fixtures

3SC vs Rivers United 23-11-20 (7am)

Lobi Stars vs Kwara United 23-11-20


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