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NNL: Rockets fly past Lions to book promotion playoff spot



FC ONE Rocket

FC ONE Rocket on Sunday May 21 defeated Vandrezzer FC 3-1 to book a NNL Super 8 promotion playoff spot.

Wonderson Yakubu, Paul Ogunkoya and Bidemi Obudu rendered a late strike from Vandrezzer FC substitute Azeez a mere consolation as the Rockets flew to peak destination.

The ” Eket Derby” win extended FC ONE Rocket`s lead on top of the Group B1 standings to an unassailable 4-point gap with a game to the end of the regular season.

Fans at the Eket Stadium threw up in celebration after following announcement that the result was enough to book a Nigeria National League Super 8 promotion playoff spot for FC ONE Rocket.

Coach Ndubisi Ndah and his charges will join Kano Pillars FC, Katsina United FC, Heartland FC and four others in the battle for a place in the Nigeria Premier Football League for the 2023/2024 season.

Four of the eight playoff participants will gain promotion to the top-flight. Date and venue for the Super Eight Playoffs will be announced by the NNL Board in the coming days.

In the final week of the regular season, FC ONE Rockets will visit Warri Wolves FC while neighbors Vandrezzer FC will host GO Round FC in a make-or-mar relegation battle.

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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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Is Charles Etim the best defender in the Nigeria National League?




Charles Etim Captaining FC ONE ROCKET during a league match

Charles Etim is a true force to be reckoned with in Nigeria’s National League. For years now, he has been making waves as one of the league’s most formidable defenders. It’s no surprise that many consider him to be the best defender in the league.

Etim’s talent on the pitch is undeniable. He has a keen sense of positioning and timing, which allows him to make crucial tackles and interceptions. He is also known for his exceptional ability to read the game, anticipating his opponents’ moves and reacting accordingly.

But it’s not just his on-field abilities that make Etim stand out. He is also a natural leader, both on and off the pitch. He is respected and admired by his teammates for his dedication, work ethic, and positive attitude.

Etim’s contributions to his team cannot be overlooked. He has played a significant role in helping his team secure multiple victories and has been instrumental in their success. It’s clear that the team relies on him to be a steady and reliable presence in defense.

It’s no wonder that there is so much buzz around Etim and his future in the Nigerian football scene. He has already proven himself to be one of the most talented defenders in the country, and there is no doubt that he has a bright future.

Etim has recently helped his team secure a spot in the NNL Super 8 Play-off which may likely see his club FC ONE ROCKET promoted to the NPFL. He has scored 5 goals this season with 3 assist and has played all 9 matches for his team this season.

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NNL: Lions dare promotion chasing Rockets in Eket derby




FC ONE Rockets Vs Vandrezzer FC

The second leg of this seasons Nigeria National League derby between Eket based clubs FC ONE Rockets and Vandrezzer FC takes place today (Sunday May 21, 2023).

Here is a preview of the top-drawer Group B1 clash.

MATCH DETAILS: The NNL “Eket derby” will take place at the Eket Stadium which serves as home-ground for both teams this season. Kickoff is 4pm on Sunday May 21.

RECENT MEETINGS: FC ONE Rockets and Vandrezzer FC played out a 0-0 score in the first leg. That was preceded by a semi-final clash during the 2023 Akwa Ibom State FA Cup. FC ONE Rockets were 2-1 victors in that match.

GROUP B1 STANDINGS: Aside the expected banters of an emerging rivalry, the battle for promotion and relegation spots in Group B1 will shape the face of this game.

As it stands, FC ONE Rockets occupy top spot in the group, two points clear of Rovers FC of Calabar.

The Lions of Naija as Vandrezzer FC is nicknamed occupy 4th spot and have gathered 9-points to sit 8-points away from the Rockets (17points) ahead of the derby.

LIONS IN THE WAY OF ROCKETS PROMOTION HOPES: A run of four straight wins has placed FC ONE Rockets on the way to clinching the sole promotion playoff ticket from Group B1.

In the way of their lofty ambition will be the Lions of Naija who have endured a streak of disappointing results to sit just above the danger zone in the six-team group ahead of this penultimate fixture.

FC ONE ROCKETS FORM GUIDE: FC ONE Rocket 2-1 Warri Wolves, Vandrezzer FC 0-0 FC ONE Rocket, FC ONE Rocket 0-0 Rovers, FC Go-Round FC 2-1 FC ONE Rocket, FC ONE Rocket 3-1 Henserd FC, Henserd FC 2-3 FC ONE Rocket, FC ONE Rocket 2-0 Go-Round FC, Rovers FC 1-2 FC ONE Rocket.

VANDREZZER FC FORM GUIDE: Go-Round FC 1-3 Vandrezzer FC, Vandrezzer FC 0-0 FC ONE Rocket, Warri Wolves 1-1 Vandrezzer FC, Henserd FC 2-0 Vandrezzer FC, Vandrezzer FC 1-1 Rovers FC, Rovers FC 1-0 Vandrezzer FC, Vandrezzer FC 2-0 Henserd FC, Vandrezzer FC 0-1 Warri Wolves.

THE SUPPORT CAST: Aside their respective supporters clubs, Neutral Fans at the Eket Stadium will bear the crunch thoughts in this one. Cheer the Rockets and stand a chance of enjoying Nigeria Premier Football League Football next season or back the Lions to get points and secure their place in the second tier for next season?

PREDICTION: FC ONE Rockets have never lost to Vandrezzer FC before. Coach Ndubisi Ndah and his Indomitable charges are well motivated by their President and sole financier Rt. Hon Nse Essien, and so will be fired up to face the Niambele Mohammed tutored Vandrezzer FC.

FC ONE Rockets are favourites to win this one. Score Prediction: 2-1.

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