Pre season tourney: Rivers United, Abia Warriors through to Semi-final

Nigerian Premier Football League,(NPFL) sides, Rivers United and Heartland FC have qualified for the finals of the 2018 Southeast/Southsouth pre-season tournament.

Joining them in the next round are host team, Cynosure FC of Abakaliki and Nationwide League Division One new entrants, SKE FC of Port-Harcourt.
However, another Premier League side, Heartland of Owerri were knockout of the tournament after playing out three goalless draws in the group stage.
The Naze Warriors drew with Abia Warriors, Ebonyi Professionals FC and Cynosure FC I’m group B.
Cynosure FC after losing their second match yesterday to Abia Warriors 2-0 knew came into their match day three with Heartland determined to pick the second semi-final ticket after Rivers United drew with Ebonyi Professionals earlier in the day to pick the first ticket from the group.
Both teams have good account of themselves but could not break the deadlock as it ended goalless.
In the morning hard fighting Patrios FC of Enugu lost to SKE by a loan goal in the second smile final ticket match decider.
The semi-final matches comes up tomorrow at the Park Ngele Oruta stadium Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Capital.
Rivers United will take on Cynosure FC while Abia Warriors will battle with SKE FC for the second Final ticket.

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