Lagos - Premier League sides, Abia Warriors FC and Enyimba
FC have qualified for the semi-finals of this year’s Abia FA Cup competition
after dispatching their respective opponents at the quarter finals.
They have been joined at the last four by Warriors’ city
rivals, Abia Comets and surprise package, FC Abonta of Aba.
To make it to the semi-finals, Enyimba ended the dreams of
Flying Birds of Aba 6-0. Flying Birds had beaten solo Wanderers 1-0 and eliminated
Diamond FC of Umuahia 2-1 but found Enyimba a hard nut to crack as the Peoples
Elephant made a mincemeat of them to end their aspirations.
For Abia Warriors, they beat KAMBU FC of Aba 2-0 at the
Umuahia Township Stadium to advance to the last four. Youngsters, Shedrack Asiegbu
and Michael Olaha scored the goals for the Warriors as the Aba team, which had
earlier eliminated Enyimba Feeders and Chidex FC both of Aba, had to go home
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On their own, Abia Comets crushed local side, Ibeku United
of Umuahia 4-0 to qualify for the last four while FC Abonta, who would be Enyimba’s
semi-final opponents, had earlier eliminated City rivals, Ben FC and Abia
Warriors feeders Team to advance to the last four.
Umuahia would definitely be on fire when city rivals, Abia
Warriors and Abia Comets clash in the other semi-final encounter. Comets had lost
to the Warriors at the same stage two years ago but did not register for the
competition last year.
Winners of the semi-final encounters will represent Abia
State in the Federation Cup scheduled across the nation later in the year.For
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