It promises to be a thrilling game as inform Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, take on equally impressive Rivers United in the first semi final match of the second edition of the Governor Dapo Abiodun pre season tournament.
Billed for 7.00am inside the mainbowl of the Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu-Ode, the encounter, which could best be described as the final before final, is expected to be fierce, going by the performance of the two sides in the competition.
The coach Stanley Eguma tutored lads go into this semi final tie with an intimidating record in the ongoing tourney, having won all their matches, prior to this stage.
While they boast of a potent forward, having scored seven goals, Rivers United are very stingy at the rear, conceeding just a goal in the 2-1 quarter final triumph over MFM.
This notwithstanding, the Port Harcourt based side are in for a very difficult time against the defending champions, whose performance enroute this semi final match, is also enough to send fear down the spines of any opposition.
The coach Edith Agoye tutored Warriors are also deadly upfront, having scored eight goals, one more than their foe, while they have retrieved the ball from their net on three different occasions.
The above setting therefore points to an interesting showdown as both teams eye a place in Tuesday’s grand finale.
To qualify for the semi final, Shooting Stars edged Bendel Insurance 2-1 while Rivers United pipped MFM 2-1.
In the second semi final pairing, last year’s semi finalist, Lobi Stars will aim for an improved outing this term as they face Kwara United of Ilorin, in an encounter that is scheduled for 4.00pm.
In the quarter finals, Lobi Stars beat Remo Stars 1-0 while Kwara United eliminated Crown FC of Ogbomoso by the same margin.