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Minute By Minute: Lobi Stars Vs Akwa United

Minute By Minute: Lobi Stars Vs Akwa United

By Izuchukwu Okosi, at Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos 

Lobi Stars Line Up vs Akwa United


Agbor Ekoi; Iorliam, Osia, Terna, Agbaji; Gbadebo, Bunde, Achiv; Ukeyima, Eche, Uche

Terkaa, Edum, Ajia, Imenger, Faruq, Arinze, Nasiq


Lobi were the Federation Cup winners in 2003 when they defeated Sharks FC. They were losing finalists in 2012 against Heartland.

This is Akwa United's first Federation Cup appearance in the final.

Lobi Stars and Akwa United players are saluting their fans in the stands.

The Akwa keeper is Olufemi Kayode. He is up on his feet and takes the goal-kick


FT: The referee's final whistle sounds. Akwa Unted 2-1 Lobi Stars

Another free-kick for Lobi Stars. The shot from the kick brings down Namso Edo to the ground. Corner. And yet another after the ball is cleared.

90- Five minutes have been added to the regulation time. Lobi with a free-kick now. It is a goal by Idakwo Eche. Akwa 2-1 Lobi

Kounnou Paterne in, Aniekan Ekpe out, Akwa United substitution.

Free-kick to Lobi Stars at the edge of Akwa United 18-yard box but the ball is cleared.

Aniekpeno Udoh flagged offside. Kayode saves a shot seconds later for Akwa

A clearance by an Akwa United defender in the 18-yard box.

Nsikak Thomas in, Abdullafeez Awakan out (Akwa United substitution)

Ukeyima Akombo out; Obioma Arinze in (Lobi substitution)

80- Aniekpeno Udoh flagged offside. Mohammed Umar Faruoq of Lobi on receiving a pass in the opposition let's fly a left-footed shot but it is off target.

The goal in the 77th minute of the game makes it 2-0 for Akwa United whose fans are boisterous on the stands.

GOAL: Abdullafeez Awakan unleashes a shot beyond Agbor Ekoi in goal for Lobi after a cross from the left flank.

65- Free-kick to Akwa United. Aniekan Ekpe is down injured and attended to by medics.

62- Lobi counter from an Akwa corner and now get a throw-in but the ball is cleared.

60- Ekoi in Lobi goal, gathers the ball on second attempt. A free-kick to Lobi.

Akwa sub: Olewezi Johnson out; Ini Akpan in.

Lobi is flagged offside. A free-kick to Akwa United now

An Akwa United player is attended to by the medics.

55- A good chance presented to Lobi but the team gets a corner as a shot is deflected. Thr ball is cleared.

53- Olufemi Kayode misjudge the flight of the ball but his defenders come to his rescue with a vital clearance. A shot from an Akwa player goes wide

49- Free-kick to Lobi but Akwa United's keeper Olufemi Kayode saves.

Corner; Akwa United. Friday heads the ball off target from Namso Edo's kick.

Free-kick to Lobi Stars but the ball is cleared

45- Kick off the second half by Lobi Stars. They win the first throw of the game

45- The ref ends the first half of the game. It is still Akwa United 1-0 Lobi Stars. We shall be back for the second half with your anchor, Izuchukwu Okosi.

44- Achiv Douglas, Lobi's defensive midfielder concede the ball but thankfully the team have won a free-kick now.

43- Akwa denied a free-kick. Ubong Friday's cross seconds later saved by Ekoi in Lobi goal. The crowd now back Akwa United.

41- Namdo Edo's dipping lob nestles on top of the net.

39- Goal kick for Akwa but they lose possession to Lobi

Ubong Friday is fouled at the edge of the Lobi Stars' box.

GOAL: Namso Edo steps up and places his effort at the far right corner from the free-kick in the 35th minute. Akwa United 1-0 Lobi

31- The ref awards a free-kick to Lobi. Bunde Moses takes it but the ball is cleared for a throw-in to Akwa who counter

30- Two successive ree-kicks to Akwa United now. Ubong Friday brought down.

25- Bunde Moses waltzes his way to the Akwa United defence. His shot is blocked by the injured Olufemi Kayode. Moses also receives medical attention from the medics.

22- Aniekpeno Udoh's shot is deflected and the ball bobbles to the waiting hands of Agbor Ekoi in goal for Lobi

20- Akombo fouled, free-kick to Lobi.

19- Yusuf Adio cleverly tries to dummy his marker but the ball is stolen of his foot

18- Throw-in for Akwa but Ubong Friday is now flagged offside. They regain possession but denied a free-kick.

13- Osia Felix, Lobi left back crosses the ball but Akombo is sandwitched by two Akwa defenders

Olufemi Kayode in goal for Akwa United again being attended to by the medics. The game is stopped momentarily.

11- Abdulafeez Awakan displays some exquisite skills in the Lobi box but his pass to Ubong Friday is cleared.

Aniekpeno Udoh fouled. Free-kick to Akwa

6- Ukeyima Akombo wins a throw for Lobi but the ensuing attacking move foiled. Goal-kick to Akwa

5- Free-kick for Lobi Stars. Harrison Ibukun for Akwa United clears the ball.

4- Another Ubong Friday shot, goes wide. Goal-kick to Lobi who are now in possession. .

3- Ubong Friday with a header that goes wide

The first shot of the game from Lobi Stars. The Alwa United keeper is down injured and needs medical attention.

1- Akwa United kick off

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