GOLD CUP: Kwara Utd, Cynosure FC zoom to semi final


Kwara United and Cynosure FC have qualified to the semi-final of the Gold Cup Preseason Tournament holding in Akure after they both won their third gamesĀ  respectively.



The Harmony Boys edged past Remo Stars 2-1 in a thriller that saw both Segun Alebiosu and Ekene Awazie scoring to remain joint top scorers of the Nigeria’s First Pre-Season mini league with three goals each.

Kwara United scored their two goals in quick succession in the first half, as it took them eight minutes to break the Sky Blue Stars defence.

A long range shot by Peter Momoh from 30 mitres left James Faith stunned in goal for Remo Stars.

In the 10th minute, Kwara United profited from a lose pass close to their box, and Segun Alebiosu made no mistake scoring his team’s second goal with an easy tap in from an assist from Ebenezer Odeyemi.

Three minutes into the second half, Remo Stars were handed a lifeline as they were awarded a penalty for a tackle on Awazie by a Kwara defender in the box.

Awazie then converted from the spot to reduce the goal deficit for the Sky Blue Stars.

In the other group game, Nationwide League One side Cynosure FC, defeated FC Ebedei 2-0 to be the only team to get to the last four without conceeding a goal.

It took the Abakaliki side six minutes to do the damage on Ebedei after Solomon Chigozie turn Eliza Amie’s low cross to the bottom corner in the second minute in what looked like the fastest goal in this year’s edition.

Cynosure doubled their lead in the 6th after Ogar David scored a screamer from another Amie’s assist.

Both teams now lead the two groups table logs with 9 points each.


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