AACC, Excel, Makbet, Oga Boyz Football Clubs Qualify For 10th Bolowotan Gold Cup Semi-Final Matches


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A match during the Bolowotan Gold Cup

The three time winner of Bolowotan Memorial Gold Cup, A.A.C.C Football Club of Ikorodu, has emerged has one of the four teams which have qualified  for the semi final matches of the 10th edition  of the tournament  currently  going  on at the Police  Barracks  Playing  Ground, along  Igbogbo  Road, Ikorodu.

Other teams are Excel FC, Makbet FC and Oga Boyz FC.

A.A.C.C FC had won the tournament consecutively in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and also made it into the semi final stages of  the  2015 and 2016 editions .

Excel FC defeated Current FC 7 -6 via penalty shootouts in the first quarter final match played on February 2, 2018, while Ketu Grassroots FC lost 2 – 3 to Makbet FC on February 16.

A.A.C.C FC had to settle for a lone goal victory over Victory FC in the third quarter final match with Samuel James scoring the lone goal.

In the fourth quarter  final match, Boyz FC were clinical in front of goals as they whipped   Eleniyan FC 3 – 0.

Shamsideen Sadiq (12), Apanisile Wale (16) and Simon Christian (25) scored the goals for the Oga Boyz FC in the 10th, 18th and 52nd minutes of the match.

Meanwhile, in the semi final pairings,Excel FC would play  against Makbet FC while Oga Boyz FC would  trade tackles with A.A.C.C FC in the second semi final match which has been tagged by analysts as a star match.

A total of 54 matches have so far been played in the tournament  which  kicked  off  with  28 teams.

Young Ubani Wisdom, a secondary school student who plays for A.A.C.C FC, is the leading goal scorer with six goals in five matches.

The date for the two semi final matches is yet to be decided by the organizers.

Meanwhile, the sponsor and the organizers of the tournament have promised to make both the semi final and  final matches exciting for the spectators.

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