Ekwueme Tico/Select Pre-season Tourney: Abia Warriors, Enugu Rangers, Heartland through to semi-finals


.Lamray close in on last four ticket too

Abia Warriors have set up a semi-final date with Enugu Rangers in the ongoing 3rd Ifeanyi Ekwueme Tico/Select Pre-season Tournament but the second semi-final fixture is yet to be confirmed.

Abia Warriors and Rivers United were in contention for the remaining second ticket in Group B after Heartland FC finished the group games in the first spot with 10 points from four games but the Warriors made the second spot theirs after they thrashed Apex Krane 3-0 at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.

The Warriors ended the group stage with eight points from four games and a point ahead of Rivers United (seven points) who will rue their 2-0 loss to Heartland FC and the entertaining goalless draw against Abia Warriors.

Enugu Rangers already topped Group A with 10 points from four games with three wins against Cynosure (5-1), Ingas FC (1-0), and Enugu Active All-Stars (2-0), and a draw against Lamray United (1-1) but the second ticket will go down the wire.

Lamray United and Ingas FC are in contention for the remaining ticket with the former holding the ace having garnered seven points from three games while the latter has a point from two games. But they have two games at hand including a tie with Lamray United.

The tournament is bankrolled by an ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Ifeanyi Ekwueme with technical support from Tico/Select manufacturing kits.

Ifeanyi Ekwueme Tico/Select Pre-season Tournament Results

*Enugu Rangers 1-1 Lamray United
*Enugu Rangers 5-1 Cynosure FC
*Heartland 2-0 Rivers United
*Abia Warriors 4-0 First Mahi
*Ingas FC 1-1 Cynosure FC
*Apex Krane 0-2 Rivers United
*First Mahi 0-1 Heartland FC
*Heartland 1-0 Apex Krane
*Rivers United 0-0 Abia Warriors
*Enugu Rangers 2-0 Enugu Active All Stars
*Lamray United 1-0 Cynosure FC
*Enugu Rangers 1-0 Ingas FC
*Lamray United 1-0 Active All Stars
*Rivers United 5-0 Firstmahi
*Abia Warriors 1-1 Heartland FC
*Abia Warriors 3-0 Apex Krane

Goal scorers’ Chart

7 Goals

Chidiebere Nwobodo (Enugu Rangers)

3 Goals

Bello Lukman (Abia Warriors)
Okey Peter Nwadike (Heartland FC)

2 Goals

Chijioke Akuneto (Rivers United)

I Goal

Ossy Martins (Enugu Rangers)
Ifeanyi Ezeorah (Lamray United)
Femi Famuyiwa (Cynosure FC)
Jonas Emmanuel (Heartland FC)
Imeh Atobasi (Abia Warriors)
Ishaq Kayode (Rivers United)
Moses Omoduemuke (Rivers United)
Chukwuebuka Okorie (Lamray United)
Daniel Vendaga (Enugu Rangers)
Okorie Jude Chiedozie (Ingas FC)
Kenneth Eze (Cynosure FC)
Leon Boyomo (Rivers United)
Malachy Ohawume (Rivers United)
Paul Acquah (Rivers United)
Jimoh Gbadamosi (Heartland FC)
Valentine Odoh (Abia Warriors)
Nnaemeka Eziugwu (Lamray United)
Mustapha Jibreel (Abia Warriors)
Chigozie Umeh (Abia Warriors)
Godwin Obaje (Abia Warriors)


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