Friday, August 21, 2009

Super Four Rounds Off Saturday

The curtain would fall on this year’s edition of the Super Four currently holding in Ilorin, Kwara State today with two matches scheduled to hold at the Ilorin Township Stadium.
Five-time Nigeria Premier League (NPL) winner, Enyimba, would face Warri Wolves in a game that the Peoples Elephant would want to win to become the champion of the pre-season tournament ahead of the regular campaign, which begins on September 19.
In the second game, Heartland Football Club, which remains the most enterprising team in this championship so far, tackles Premier League champion, Bayelsa United.
Enyimba, which won the Federation Cup (formerly known as the FA Cup) last month, is keen to winning its second trophy ahead of the coming season.
Captain of the Peoples Elephant, Okechukwu Odita, believes that his side is strong enough to defeat Warri Wolves in today’s encounter and emerge as the champion of the pre-season tournament in Ilorin.
“Starting on a good note is what we came to Ilorin to do. On Tuesday, we defeated Heartland before we drew against Bayelsa United (on Thursday). May be if we had won against Bayelsa United, we would have been declared winner by now but the championship has been good for us so far,” he said.
It is the third meeting between the two clubs this year. When both sides first met in the regular season on January 7, Enyimba edged Wolves by 2-1 and coincidentally, the game was held in Ilorin.
At that time, Enyimba had been banished from its home ground in Aba by the Premier League board for crowd violence.
But in the reverse fixture at the Oleh Township Stadium, Warri Wolves defeated the two-time CAF Champions League winner by 2-0.
As for Heartland FC, it would be hoping that Wolves can dent Enyimba’s chances of winning the Super Four before the start of the season.
Heartland FC and Bayelsa United are squared in their last two meetings in the Premier League. Both clubs won their home games by same score-line of 2-0 on November 26, 2008 and April 12, 2009 at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri and the Oghara Township Stadium in Delta State respectively.

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