Akwa United, Sunshine Queens win Federation Cup

Written by on November 22, 2015

Promise Keepers win first domestic title

Akwa United have emerged champions of the 2015 Federation Cup having silenced Lobi Stars 2-1 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Sunday.

The promise keepers started the game on a high note getting the lead as early as the 36th minute through Namso Edo’s beautiful curly freekick.

Akwa united doubled the lead in the 70th minute through Awakan Abdulafeez  volley inside the box.

Lobi stars got a consolation in the 90th minute through  Barnabas Imenger Jnr.

The victory ensures that Akwa united wins the confederation cup and secures a spot in the CAF confederation cup.akwa-united






Federation Cup: Sunshine Queens emerge female champions


The Ondo State team defeated Bayelsa Queens 4-2 in penalty kicks in the final match played on Sunday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

sunshine-queensAfter a barren first half, it was Bayelsa Queens who scored the first goal through Patience Kalu but the Akure team gave themselves a lifeline when Shola Oyewusi fired in the equaliser late in the game to end 90 minutes of action at 1-1.

As already stated by the organisers, the teams went straight into penalty kicks and it was Sunshine Queens that emerged victorious afterwards.

Bayelsa Queens who had the better chances during the game were simply porous during the penalty shoot outs; scoring just one kick while their opponents netted three from the penalty spot to make it 4-2 overall.

Sunday’s victory will be a huge relief for Sunshine Queens who were beaten finalists last year. For their efforts, the Akure-based club will get N1 million while runners-up Bayelsa Queens will get N0.5m.

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