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Sun, Jul 16, 2023 10:10 AM

Naija Super 8 Final: 4 Sporting Lagos Set to Take On Ikenne Stars

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Naija Super 8 Final: 4 Sporting Lagos Set to Take On Ikenne Stars
4 Sporting Lagos and Ikenne Stars are gearing up to face each other in the final of the Naija Super 8 tournament. Both teams secured victories in their respective semi-final matches to book their spot in the highly-anticipated showdown. With the previous encounter between these two teams ending in favor of Sporting Lagos, all eyes are on the Mobolaji Johnson Arena for an exhilarating southwest derby.

The Naija Super 8 tournament has reached its climax as 4 Sporting Lagos and Ikenne Stars prepare to battle it out in the final showdown. Amidst high expectations and a growing rivalry, both teams are determined to claim the ultimate glory at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena.

The journey to the final has been anything but easy for these two sides. Despite sailing through the group stage on goal difference, Ikenne Stars had to dig deep to secure a 2-1 win over Lobi Stars in the semi-finals. Similarly, Sporting Lagos came from a goal down to defeat Akwa United 2-1 in their own intense semi-final clash.

The upcoming encounter holds extra significance as it is a rematch of their first southwest derby in the tournament's group stage. On that occasion, Sporting Lagos emerged victorious with a 2-1 scoreline. This previous result adds an extra layer of motivation for Ikenne Stars, who are seeking redemption.

Reflecting on their journey in the Naija Super 8 tournament, Ikenne Stars' coach, Ogunmodede, expressed his satisfaction with their performance. He highlighted the development of their new players as a key objective and believes they have achieved that goal.

Ogunmodede stated, "Football is dynamic. Two games are not the same. One of our aims in this tournament is to bring all our new players to test as we prepare for the CAF Champions League and I think we have done that."

As the anticipation builds for the final, Sporting Lagos continues to enjoy tremendous support from their passionate fans. However, Ogunmodede emphasized that the outcome of the match will be determined solely on the pitch. He acknowledged the impact of fans but emphasized their focus on delivering a performance that will bring joy to the supporters.

The Naija Super 8 final promises to be a thrilling affair, showcasing the best of Nigerian football. Legendary hip hop stars, Portable and Pheelz, will add further entertainment to the occasion with their special performances.

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