Semi-finalists emerge at Senator Isiaka Adeleke Memorial Cup


Two Quarter-final matches of the Senator Adeleke Memorial Cup took place on Monday with Ido Osun Warriors and Tanjo Surprise FC, Ejigbo qualifying for the semi-final while the remaining two semi-finalists will be known on Tuesday.

At the Ido Osun venue, Ido Osun Warriors defeated Ofatedo United 2-0.

The first half of the encounter produced no fire works as both teams played as if nothing was at stake, but the second was totally different with tackles flying in from different angles and end to end attacking football from both teams gave the fans joy. It didn’t take long for Ido Osun Warriors to break the deadlock less than 10 minutes into the restart when Hammed Sanusi of Ofatedo United forced the ball into his net while trying to defend a goal-bound effort.

Less than 7 minutes later, Isiak Ibrahim scored a beautiful free-kick at the edge of the box to give the Warriors a two-goal lead.

Ofatedo United then dominated proceeding and dictated the pace of the game but lack of cutting edge in the attack was their undoing.

Ido Osun Warriors also came close to extending their lead towards the end of the match but Ofatedo United defence saved the day and so Ido Osun Warriors cruised to the last four 2-0.

At Ejigbo centre, Tanjo Surprise FC Ejigbo defeated Ogiyan FC Ejigbo by a lone goal to also progressed to the semi-final.

The last two quarter-finals fixtures comes up on Tuesday. GFCC Ede North takes on Adeleke Dynasty why Adiatu Adebayo FC tackles Alhaji Babatunde Eyiowuawi FC for a place in the remaining two berth in the semi-finals.


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