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NNL: Undefeated Warriors Face Unbeaten Giants In A Clash Of Titans



It’s going to be a big cracker today Wednesday, March 10, 2021 as Shooting Stars Sports Club, Ibadan will trade tackles with their neighbouring arch rival, Osun United Football Club of Osogbo in the Nigeria National League (NNL),

The encounter, billed for the Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu Ode, with see the two remaining unbeaten sides in the Group B1, Southern Conference of the ongoing NNL lock horns in a clash of Titans where the result of the game is very important to the two sides.

Presently on the log, the two sides occupy the first two positions in the group and are unbeaten in the league. While the Oluyole Warriors are sitting comfortably on top with 12 points, the Omoluabi Giants are placed second on 8 points, four points separating the two sides.

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The Warriors have proved to be a team to beat this season with outstanding results, which shows good performance from their attack and defence, having scored nine goals and conceded just one.

The Omoluabi Giants have also proved their mettle and showed that they are not pushovers with at least a goal in all matches, scoring 6 and conceding 4.

In previous meetings between the two sides, the Ibadan soccer Lords have been having an edge, with victories in the previous four meetings in the NNL and Aiteo Cup.

Interestingly, there have been movements of players and coaches between the two neighbouring sides. While 3SC lured two outstanding players of Osun United, Gafar Olafimihan and Chinedu Enuademu in 2019 with lucrative deals, Hakeem Olalere moved the either way to take up his captainship band while Seun Akinyemi also reunited with his former mentor at Ibadan, Bright Omokaro (MON).

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Similarly, Osun United gaffer, Bright Omokaro (MON) was once in charge of the Oluyole Warriors while 3sc Coach, Olumide Agoye has had a spell with the Omoluabi Giants when it was known as Prime FC, before the team was taken over by the State Government of Osun.

A victory for Osun United will move the team closer to within a point adrift of 3SC while the reverse will see the Oluyole Warriors extend their lead on the log.

The encounter will take place at the Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State and will kick off by 4pm.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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