By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN
AS Racine Football Club of Lagos and Federal Road Safety Corps Football Club of Abuja, have progressed to the semi-finals of the ongoing Bet9ja Nationwide League One Super 8 at the Agege Stadium.
AS Racine defeated Enyimba Feeders FC 1-0 to book a place in the semis on Thursday afternoon courtesy of a 92nd minute Anyanwu Stephen well taken free kick.
With the semi finals scheduled for Friday afternoon, AS Racine and FRSC had tough times with their group matches but both scaled through with 4 points and 2 points respectively to progress.
“It was a good game of football, Enyimba Feeders are not a bad side, but I am happy with my players for winning the game,” Victor Okechukwu Agali, AS Racine coach said.
His counterpart from Enyimba Feeders, Lawrence Ukaegbu said it was a very good game and he never expected his players to concede a goal at the dying minute after playing so well, but he painfully admitted that football can be cruel sometimes if you are on the losing side in the manner his team lost to AS Racine.
“Such is football. it’s a game I never expected to end like this. It was a game I believe we would have won. The players are very sad to have lost the game in added time” Ukaegbu said.
Stephen Anyanwu the goal scorer said; “I’m so excited to have scored D important goal that helped my team to progress. We shall work hard to win the semi finals.”
AS Racine will set up a semi-final clash with Papilo FC of Owerri, while My People thus set up FRSC in the other semi-final.
Bet9ja NLO Super 8 Semi-Final Fixtures
AS Racine vs Papilo 2.PM
My People vs FRSC 4.PM
Picture caption- Stephen Anyanwu