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NNL, NPFL All Stars in battle of supremacy at AMAPRO 2024 semis

Defending champion of AMAPRO Football Championship, Abrayasports have qualified for the semifinal of this year’s edition after a penalty shootout victory over Unicorn FC.

The game decided on Friday at the Kwara Football Academy, KFA Pitch ended goalless in the regulation time with Mustapha Ogungbenro the hero as he saved one of the penalties to give his team a 5-4 win.

Also on Friday, Dickalo FA defeated KFA on penalty after playing out a 1-1 draw in the regular 90 minutes.

Dickalo took the lead in the fifth minute when Oke Samson Ayo headed home from a free kick.

KFA however equalized in the 30th minute as Uthman Tajudeen took advantage of Dickalo’s defence mixup to restore parity with both teams however failing to get the winner making the game leading to penalty.

Thanks to incredible goalkeeping from Ozovehe Adeiza who stopped three penalties as Dickalo secured a 3-2 win to move to the semifinal stage.

It was a hard fought victory for NNL All Stars against Gateway FA, winning the game 2-1.

Ahmed Hameed scored from the spot for NNL All Stars to open the scoring with Wadulu Ofini also restoring parity from the spot.

Toyin Malu drives through the defense of Gateway FA and calmly slotted the ball home to beat Fapounde Tunde in goal for the winners.

The last quarterfinal of the championship saw NPFL All Stars managed to beat Da Faria by a slender 1-0 victory. The elite boys had to wait till 82nd minutes before Waheed Adebayo slammed home from Hammed Yaqub’s cross.

The semi final of the tournament will see Abraysports taking on Dickalo FA by 2pm on Saturday while All Stars of NNL and NPFL will take to tango in the second semi final by 4pm.

The final will be decided on Sunday at the KFA pitch by 3pm.

This year’s edition of AMAPRO Football Championship is proudly sponsored by Bet9ja Foundation and collaborations with Hudl Wyscout, 4th Brother Clothing, Darajeph Technologies, Stefolga Group.

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