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Krusaders Feeders FC Begin Prosperity Cup Title Defence in Style.

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  •   Nembe City, Fisherman’s Sons FC and Petroleum Boys FC Secure Smooth Victories

Defending champions Krusaders Feeders FC on Thursday began their title defence in Nigeria’s biggest grassroot football spectacle, the Bayelsa Governor’s Football Tournament christened Prosperity Cup with a resounding victory over Oburu FC.

Fans were delighted to watch Krusaders Feeders FC humble Oburu FC 3-0 in a fixture decided at the Ekeremor Centre. Midfielder Anthony Moses put the Peretorugbene team ahead on 53 minutes after a goalless first-half. 

Forward Handsome Iwasoma doubled the lead for the coach Genesis tutored side on 65th minute as Tony Akpagra’s 81st minute goal compounded the woes of Oburu FC who looked decent in the first half.

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Earlier in the day, Petroleum Boys FC beat Ekeremor FC 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time. Ekeremor FC scored Petroleum Boys FC in the first half but Petroleum Boys FC levelled terms on 59 minute to stretch the game into a shootout.

At the Ogbolomabiri Center in Nembe Local Government Area, Fisherman’s Sons FC pipped Okoroma United FC 2-1 with goals from Jackson Idubamo at 3′ and 20′ to progress to the next phase of the tournament as Bestman Solomon’s 26′ effort couldn’t save Okoroma FC while BMU Feeders FC suffered a 4-3 defeat against Nembe City on penalties having played out a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Action will return on Saturday in seven centers as matches in Yenagoa kick-off in Nigeria’s biggest grassroot football fiesta. At the Bishop Dimeari Grammar School BDGS Center Chief Street FC will square up against New Chester  FC by 1pm as Kingsmen FC entertain Glitch FC by 3pm.

According to the Tournament Director, Mr. Perela Aboroson, Bayelsa Starts FC at the Biogbolo/ Yenizuegene Center will keep a date with Okaka FC as FC Salinas welcomes De California FC at 3pm. Reward Lions FC will slug it out with Golden Boys FC at the Kpansia cetnter by 1pm, BY FC at 3pm will tango Successful Pillars FC.

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He explained that the Swali Center will have the luxury of hosting Divine Arrows FC and Aguobiri FC by 1pm, Ogu FC takes on Derby County in the second game. Rising Stars at the Tombia Center will battle Glorious FC as Northern Warriors square up with Akenfa FC at 3pm.

Mr. Aboroson added that at the Okordia/Zarama Center M.L.D.M FC will tackle Ogilobi FC while Igbogene FC and JTF FC face each other. Brave Stars will test their bravery when they take on Kilimanjaro FC, while MoonLight in another fixture by 3pm battles Brikari FC.

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