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Pre-Season Tournament: Edafe Heroics Sends Abia Warriors Into Finals



Abia Warriors safe hands, Vincent Edafe, was arguably man of the match as Abia Warriors truimphed into the Finals of the Tico/Select Pre-Season tournament against Rangers Int’l at the Dan Anyiam Stadium.

The Imama Amapakabo tutored side who emerged second in the Owerri centre set up a Semi-final clash against its oriental brother’s, Rangers Int’l, who emerged first from the Enugu Centre.

The hotly contested fixture lived up to its billing and it was the ‘Flying Antelopes’ who got their nose infront early in the game,4min, as on rushing Abia Warriors defender, Markson Ojobo, deflected Enugu Rangers striker,Ossy Martins, delivery into his own net.

The Umuahia Warriors who refused to be deterred by the early goal rallied around and got themselves back into the game as Godwin Obaje restored parity and hope for his side from the Spot.

Abia Warriors hopes of getting a second goal and a lead suffered a huge blow as defender, Uzochukwu Ayaya, was shown a yellow card for a mild tackle.

All efforts by the Rangers side to secure a lead never came through till the Referee signalled end of the First half.

On re-emergence for the second half, Abia Warriors tactical Subsistute nearly paid off as Paul Samson broke out on a encounter only for his efforts to be deflected for a corner kick.

The coach Abdul Maikaba side came close on severally occasion to pull the strings, all thanks to Goalkeeper, Vincent Edafe, who was alive to his duties to deny the opponent’s on several occasions.

With the two sides level after 90mins, the game went straight to Penalties so as to determine the team who would square up against, Heartland, in the finals on Sunday.

Abia Warriors goalkeeper, Vincent Edafe, iced his scillinating performances in the game with a heroic display in the Penalty shoot-out as he saved 3 Penalty kicks to propel his side to a well deserved victory.

With the Victory, Abia Warriors will square up against it’s ‘Oriental’ brothers, Heartland FC, in the Finals of the Tico/Select Pre-Season tournament on Sunday afternoon at the

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Seamoriow FC Shines Bright in Thrilling Victory Against Leads United FC.



In a gripping showdown at the Seamoriow Sports Complex earlier today, Seamoriow FC once again showcased their prowess on the field, clinching a sensational 4-3 triumph over Leads United FC.

The match, marked by breathtaking goals and intense moments, kept fans from the neighbourhood who saw the game on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.

The action-packed encounter saw Seamoriow’s Paul Salako setting the tone early with a stunning goal in the 15th minute, swiftly followed by Saka’s precise strike from a low angled shot in the 20th minute. Akinjide Johnson further fueled the team’s momentum with a good finish in the 29th minute, leaving the opposition reeling. Despite a valiant effort from Leads United FC, Adeshina Lekan’s penalty in the 62nd minute sealed the victory for Seamoriow FC.

Reacting to the exhilarating win, the Chairman/Proprietor of Seamoriow FC expressed immense pride in the team’s performance, stating, “We are thrilled by this victory, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players. Our commitment to nurturing young talent remains unwavering, and we are actively expanding our scouting network to unearth passionate individuals who embody the spirit of Seamoriow FC. Our ultimate goal is to provide promising Nigerian talents with a platform to shine and pursue successful careers in football, and we are determined to attract the best talent from across the nation.”

Seamoriow FC will next take on Breeding Professionals FA at the Legacy Practise pitch on Sunday, 25th of February in preparation for the Africa Selected All Stars Scouting Tournament the club will be participating in billed for 26th – 28th February at the practice pitch, Surulere, Lagos

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ABIA Warriors Vs Remo Stars: CEO Banana Island Offers Free Bus To Fans On Sunday



The Banana Island CEO, Mr Francis Chilaka, will provide free bus to Abia Warriros fans, who come out en mass to support the team as they host Remo Stars Football Club at the Enyimba FC Stadium on Sunday.

Following the Umuahia township stadium ban by the League Organizers, the Umuahia based will welcome the ‘Sky Blue Stars’ in their temporary home stadium in Aba in one of the Matchday 20 fixtures billed for the weekend.

“Playing away from your traditional home ground can be difficult in football but we’re planning to make it a home away from home for the Abia Warriros with our usual support”

“The free bus will ensure the fans will be on the stands to cheer the team this will be added advantage for the team playing at its temporary home ground”

“Efforts has been made by the Club Chairman, Chief John Obuh, to return the team back to Umuahia soonest as their has been steady progress in work on the playing turf as well on the stadium environs”

“Before we return back to Umuahia, the team needs to bounce back to winning ways and that’s why the fans will be present to ginger their spirit “ he concluded.

Mr. Francis Chilaka who doubles as a Board member of the Abia Warriors management has been in the frontline in ensuring massive support for the Umuahia warlords as he offers different kinds of moral and financial support to the Abia Warriors team.

Amongst the contingent moving from Umuahia to Aba for the crunchy fixture is Chairman Abia State House Member on Sports, Hon. Chinasa Abiola, as well as other well meaning Abians.

When the games gets underway in ABA on Sunday, Abia Warriros who lost to Remo Stars on Matchday 19 will be out to make up for the lost points when the trade tackles on Matchday 20 in the first game of the league second round.

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NPFL Youth League: The Abia Warriors Boys Were Brave Enough- Francis Chilaka



Abia Warriors Board member and football enthusiast, Francis Chilaka, has thumbed up Abia Warrior’s Under-17 lads for their bravery following their 2-2 stalemate against city neighbors, Enyimba International Under-17, in it’s first game in the South-East, zone of the on-going NPFL youth league in Enugu State.

The popular philanthropist and business guru who has been in the Coal City with the team affirmed the boys resilience which earned the team a point in the keenly contested fixture.

“It’s a derby game and the fixture lived up to it’s billing as the two young lads displayed their football artistry”

“Kudos to the boys, Abia Warriros, for their efforts as there is more room for improvement going into the next game”

In the excited fixture which ended in a stalemate, Abia Warriors side were the side who stole the show as they came with a late goal to steal headline in the fixture watched by NPFL dignitaries.

To earn the South-East slot to the National level, Abia Warriors Under-17 in it’s subsequent games will trade tackless with Heartland, Rangers Under-17 sides

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