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FC ONE ROCKET exits FA Cup Victorious



The FA Cup game in the round of 64 was a truly emotional experience for Akwa Ibom based NNL club FC ONE ROCKET regardless of the outcome. The intended outcome for the NPFL side Lobi Stars Football Club of Markudi did not go as expected to spectators and Lobi Stars.

It’s a rare thing for the fourth round of the FA Cup to feature a game where the underdogs of the NNL outplayed the NPFL Lobi Stars Football Club. The match played was more than just a normal game after the underdogs from the NNL side superseded the expectation of the spectators by dragging the NPFL Lobi Stars to a 2-2 draw which finally ended in penalty.

Here are the match analysis;

  • FC ONE ROCKET dominated (keeping possession of the ball) the game by over 70% to 30%.
  • Lobi Stars FC were exhausted after its first half leaving FC ONE ROCKET in control of the whole game.
  • Lobi Stars was on the defensive most of the time.
  • The last minute goal was as a result of FC ONE ROCKET’s defense being relaxed after leading by 2-1.
  • The middle of the pitch saw some tough battles as both sides tried to rob their opponents of the ball.
  • FC ONE ROCKET midfielders worked extremely hard, making it difficult for Lobi to get through the centre. FC ONE ROCKET needed and ought to have won and it was glaring from their play.
  • The first goal by Lobi against FC ONE ROCKET only made the players work harder which fueled the 2-1 lead before Lobi Stars equalized.
  • Clinton Jephta was exceptional with the ball as well as Wonderson Yakubu who scored both goals respectively for the visiting team. At the back, the national team player Charles Etim was always on top of his game mounting guard at the back.
  • The two star boys of Lobi Stars did not perform much wonders in this game as anticipated.

So who won the battle for the middle? FC ONE ROCKET dominated possession and chances in an even encounter, but Lobi won the tie and were more clinical with the ball.

Lobi Stars, with a goal advantage, were content to counterattack through quick transitions, Lobi stopped building from the back and used long kicks from goalkeeper and defenders to escape the heavy pressure.

In general, the Akwa Ibom based club FC ONE ROCKET club stole the show at the stadium, being their first time reaching this stage of in the Federation cup. The team is expected to play in Bayelsa this weekend against Henserd FC at the Samson Siasia sports stadium by 4pm. FC ONE ROCKET is currently 2nd in their group while Lobi Stars is topping in their group.

FC ONE will be a good addition to the NPFL if they can make it pass NNL this season.

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FC One Rocket Brace Up for Last Game before Super 8

FC One Rocket, the formidable football team, is gearing up for their last game before the highly anticipated Super 8 tournament.




FC One Rocket, the formidable football team, is gearing up for their last game before the highly anticipated Super 8 tournament. With excitement and determination in the air, the players are preparing and looking up to the Super 8 as the team is already qualified for the Super 8 not withstanding the outcome of the last game scheduled for this weekend on the 10th June.

As the final game before the Super 8 approaches, FC One Rocket is leaving no stone unturned in their preparations. The team’s coaching staff has been working tirelessly to fine-tune their tactics, improve player fitness, and ensure that every member of the squad is in top form for the upcoming match.

One of the key factors driving the team’s motivation is the desire to end this pre-tournament phase on a high note. A victory in this last game would not only boost the players’ confidence but also send a strong message to their Super 8 rivals that FC One Rocket is a force to be reckoned with.

The coaching staff is emphasizing the importance of teamwork and unity as they prepare for this crucial fixture. The players have been training rigorously, focusing on both offensive and defensive strategies to maintain a well-balanced approach. They have been sharpening their attacking skills, aiming to capitalize on scoring opportunities, while also solidifying their defensive structure to deny their opponents any chances.

Furthermore, the coaching staff has been conducting thorough video analysis sessions to identify areas for improvement and exploit weaknesses in the opposition’s game. This meticulous approach ensures that FC One Rocket is well-prepared and equipped to face any challenges that come their way.

The players themselves are brimming with enthusiasm and determination. The team’s star striker, who has been in scintillating form throughout the pre-tournament phase, is eager to make a significant impact in this last game. With his impressive goal-scoring ability and relentless drive, he is set to lead the attacking line and inspire his teammates to secure a memorable victory.

In addition to the individual talents, FC One Rocket also boasts a strong collective spirit. The players have developed a deep understanding of each other’s playing styles, complementing one another on the field. The midfielders’ creativity, defenders’ resilience, and the goalkeeper’s sharp reflexes all contribute to the team’s overall strength.

As the match approaches, anticipation among fans is at an all-time high. The loyal supporters of FC One Rocket are eagerly awaiting the outcome, eager to witness their team’s impressive performance in this final test before the Super 8 tournament. The players are acutely aware of the fans’ unwavering support and are determined to reward them with a compelling display of football.

The last game before the Super 8 is a crucial opportunity for FC One Rocket to fine-tune their strategies, further solidify their teamwork, and build momentum for the upcoming tournament. The players are prepared to give their all on the field, leaving nothing behind as they strive for victory.

The Super 8 tournament looms on the horizon, and FC One Rocket is set to enter the competition with great confidence and ambition. This last game will serve as a stepping stone towards their ultimate goal of clinching the championship. With their focus, determination, and unwavering support from their fans, FC One Rocket is poised to make a strong statement in the Super 8 and leave an indelible mark in the world of football.

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NNL Super 8 League Set to Thrill Football Fans in Akwa Ibom




… Super 8 tournament to be hosted in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom, Nigeria – Football enthusiasts and fans across Nigeria are gearing up for an exhilarating football extravaganza as the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 League is set to take place in the vibrant Akwa Ibom though it is yet to be confirmed if it will be played in Uyo or Eket as both cities in Akwa Ibom have a standard stadium. This highly anticipated tournament promises to showcase the immense talent and competitive spirit of Nigeria’s second-tier football clubs and clubs that will be promoted to the NPFL.

The NNL Super 8 League, organized by the Nigeria National League, is a thrilling tournament that brings together the top eight teams from the regular season. These teams will compete against each other to secure promotion to the prestigious Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).

The Akwa Ibom State government, in collaboration with the NNL, has taken comprehensive measures to ensure the successful organization of the tournament. The Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo and the Eket Township Stadium are possible venues for the action-packed matches. This state-of-the-art facility, known for its world-class infrastructure and passionate football fans, is the perfect stage to host this football spectacle.

The participating teams in the NNL Super 8 League have undergone rigorous qualification battles throughout the regular season to earn their spot in this prestigious tournament. They include traditional football powerhouses such as FC ONE ROCKET, Mighty Jets, and Katsina Utd, along with rising contenders like Kano Pillars, Heartland FC, Abeokuta FC and Adamawa Utd.

Football aficionados can expect fierce competition and captivating matches as these teams battle it out on the field. The tournament will feature a knockout format, where each team will face off against their opponents in a series of matches, leading up to the grand finale.

With the eyes of the nation fixed on Akwa Ibom, football fans from all corners of Nigeria are expected to flock to the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium to witness the electrifying atmosphere and support their favorite teams. The tournament not only provides a platform for the clubs to showcase their skills but also allows scouts and talent hunters to identify future stars who could potentially make their mark in the Nigerian football scene.

The NNL Super 8 League in Akwa Ibom is an event of great significance, not only for the participating teams but also for the local economy. The influx of visitors and football enthusiasts will bring about an economic boost to the state, with increased tourism, hotel occupancy, and revenue from various businesses.

As the countdown to the NNL Super 8 League begins, excitement and anticipation are building up among football fans nationwide. The tournament promises to be a remarkable showcase of talent, determination, and the unifying power of the beautiful game.

Stay tuned for more updates as the NNL Super 8 League in Akwa Ibom unfolds, bringing the best of Nigerian football to the forefront of the national sports scene.

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NNL23: NNL may host Super 8 in Akwa Ibom



By has exclusively gathered that the Nigeria National League (NNL) is considering hosting its Super 8 tournament in Akwa Ibom state this June.

The Super 8 tournament is an annual event that brings together the top four teams from each of the two conferences in the Nigeria National League. The eight teams compete against each other in a knockout format to determine the winner. The winner of the tournament is then promoted to the Nigeria Professional Football League for the next season.

This year, the Super 8 tournament promises to be an exciting event with teams from all over the country competing for the prestigious prize. The following teams are qualified for the Super 8 no matter the outcome of the last game ; Katsina United, FC ONE ROCKET, Adamawa United, Abeokuta Stormers and Heartland FC.

Akwa Ibom state was chosen to host this year’s tournament due to its world-class facilities and the state government’s commitment to supporting sports development in the country. The Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, which is located in Uyo, will be the venue.

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