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JAMB Tourney: Unilorin, 2 others book quarter finals ticket

 

….as final holds, Saturday

Three teams have so far qualified for the quarter finals of the ongoing second edition of the JAMB Tertiary Institutions Football Competition holding in Ilorin, the State Capital.
Unilorin Warriors in group ‘A’ garnered seven Points from three games to qualify for the Knock out Stage, having defeated Federal Poly Kazaure by a lone goal in the first match and Walloped College of Education Oro by Four goals to nil before played out one all draw with Gloryland Institute of management Studies, Ankpa, Kogi State.
Federal College of Education, Kano and Nuhu Bamali Poly, Zaria have also made it to the quarter final after Kano recorded seven Points from three games as Zaria garnered five points from three games also.
The Preliminary matches will be rounded off later today to determine the other five teams that will join the quarter finalists of the Competition.
Meanwhile, all the remaining games of the competition, the quarter finals, Semi finals and final would be played at the university of Ilorin Sports Center from today, Thursday, having concluded preliminaries at the KFA and main bowl of the Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin.
The final of the second edition of the tournament will come on Saturdays 6th, October, 2018 at the University of Ilorin playing ground.CAFCC: Enyimba walks tight rope against Raja
Enyimba Of Aba have a herculean task of reaching the final of the Total CAF Confederations Cup competition, following their 1-0 loss at home to Moroccan side, Raja Casablanca in Wednesday’s first leg clash played at the Enyimba International stadium in Aba.
Abdelilah Hafidi scored the winner for the Raja Casablanca two minutes into the second half.
The game was Enyimba’s fifth game in the last 10 days.
Raja Casablanca dominated play and had the best chance of the first half in the 44th minute but Zakaria Hadraf failed to beat Theophilus Afelokhai from close range.
Raja Casablanca continued their possession play which carved out scoring chances but could not convert them.
At the start of the second half, Raja Casablanca made their pressure count when Hafidi struck what later turned out to be the solitary winner from the edge of the box after. The scorer latched on to a poor back header from Andrew Abalogu to his goalkeeper from inside the box.
Enyimba had a chance to restore parity from the spot after Sanad Masound was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box. Stanley Dimgba missed resultant spot-kick in the 68th minute
Enyimba have a mountain to climb in the second leg billed for the 24th of October in Morocco.
Aiteo Cup: Kwara Utd crashes out loses 1 – 3 to Katsina
Kwara United runs at the ongoing 2018 NFF/Aiteo Cup competition after they lost 1-3 to Katsina United in the quarter finals played at the Agege Stadium on Wednesday.
Destiny Ashadi, Frank C. Kappe and Usule Martins, all scored for Katsina United in the keenly contested game that was witnessed by mammoth crowd.
Kwara United prolific striker, Segun Alebiosu scored the consolation goal for the Harmony boys, via spot kick.
The Changi Boys has progressed to the semi finals of this year’s Aiteo Cup and will now stay in Lagos and wait for their next opponent.
It will be recalled that Katsina qualified to quarter final after they garnered six points behind CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Enyimba from Group A based in Gombe.
Meanwhile, seven time winners of the NPFL Enyimba FC will trade battle with Kano Pillars Fc in Patami stadium Gombe on 7th October, 2018.
The fixtures have been shifted to this date due to the continental assignment of Enyimba schedule for the original date of the Aiteo cup.
Just few days away where will the pendulum swings.

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