The two teams from Abia State playing at the ongoing NDDC U17 Peace Cup football competition in Delta State have booked their semi final spots after defeating the Akwa Ibom state teams in the quarter finals.
In the quarter final fixtures played at the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi Uku on Friday, El-Godz FC of Abia, booked their spot in the semi finals with a 3-1 victory on penalties, after playing a 1-1 draw with hard fighting Carabana FC of Akwa Ibom State.
In the other quarter final game, Donastars FC of Abia added salt to injury for Akwa Ibomites, as they defeated Dynamic SPMD, another Uyo based team, 2-0.
The victory saw Abia following the footsteps of Delta State which had two of their teams – Delta United and Delta Force, featuring at the Semi finals, last year at the maiden edition hosted in Akwa Ibom. Delta United finishing second after losing 1-0 to eventual champions, Kifa FC of Akwa Ibom, while Delta Force lost their third place match to Sam Decent Academy of Imo State.
In the earlier quarter final fixture, Imo state’s Campos FC defeated Delta Force 3-1 on penalties after a goalless draw at full time, while Ine Stars of Edo State booked the last spot after defeating resilient Bayelsa’s Future Dynamics FC 1-0 in a difficult tie.
The semi final fixture will see Campos FC (Imo) take on Donastars FC (Abia) at 8am on Saturday, while the second fixture, El-Godz FC (Abia) will face Ine Stars of Edo State at 9am.
Both games will be decided at the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi Uku.