Reporter : NTIENYONG UDOH
Akwa United, Kwara United, Katsina United, Kano Pillars, Heartland FC, MFM FC, Warri Wolves and Lobi stars are through to the next stage of the 2021 NPFL /La Liga U-15 Promises League holding at Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium Enugu.
The General Cordinator of the competition Dr. Sunny Obaseki, said that the 8 teams would go through the second group stage format where four clubs would progress to the semi finals.
Obaseki made this known to journalists in Enugu on Friday during the last group stage of the tournament.
He said that in the second phase Pool A would comprise winners of Groups A and C followed by runners up in Groups B and D respectively.
Pool B would be made up of winners of Groups B and D followed by runners up of Groups A and C.
The second group stage goes as follows,
Pool A, Akwa Utd FC of Uyo who topped group A will line up with Heartland FC of Owerri winner of group C, Lobi Stars of Makurdi and MFM of Lagos runners up of group B and D.
Pool B will accommodate, winners of group B, Kano Pillars, Warri Wolves FC of Delta; winners of group D, Kwara Utd of Ilorin and Kastina Utd, runners up of A and C.
The second phase kicks off on Monday April 26, 2021.
Meanwhile, Rangers International Football Club U 15 team is out of the competition after a 2-0 loss to MFM FC of Lagos.
Lukman Eudus and Ayinde Taofeek scored as MFM progressed to the next stage.
Earlier in the day, defending Kastina Utd defeated Adamawa Utd 3-0 to seal their place in last eight.
Nafiu Dahiru started the riots in 17th minute and Abubakar Yasir made it two in 31st minute before Abdullahi Kasim put it beyond the Adamawa based side.
Warri Wolves confirmed their superiority in Group D with 1-0 win over Plateau United of Jos to top the group with 9 points.