By George Akpayen

Niger Tornadoes will play in the final of this year’s AITEO Cup after edging Cup holders FC Ifeanyiubah on 4-3 aggregate despite suffering a one-nil defeat in Nnewi in the second leg, semi-finals on Thursday.

Godwin Obaje scored the winner of the game on the day for FC Ifeanyiubah which proved insufficient at the end.

FC Ifeanyiubah needed two goals in the all Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) semi-final clash to reach back-to-back final but Tornadoes made it difficult for them all afternoon in the match.

Read more: Niger Tornadoes defeat FC Ifeanyiubah to reach AITEO Cup final  

By Joshua Tekidek

El-Kanemi Warriors FC on Wednesday announced that Ladan Bosso would not be returning as the club manager when the new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) resumes.

Bosso joined the Maiduguri-based outfit in the 2014/15 season when they played away from home in Kano and Katsina as a result of the heightened activity of Boko Haram insurgents that ravaged most of Borno State.

The club finished sixth on the log last season, an improvement from their 8th position in his first season when he arrived from Abia Warriors to take over from late Kelechi Emeteole.

Read more: El-Kanemi Warriors part ways with Bosso mutually  

By Andrew Randa

“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” - Jennifer Smith

This is akin to what Samuel and Faith Agba’s love story is all about as different mosaics of the good, the weird and the incredible all came together to form a beautiful love fresco.

She looked extremely happy as she danced her way towards the huge white cake that was placed in front of a pew decorated like folding arms. It was her big day, she had every reason too.

Read more: How our love story began, says Mrs Agba  

By George Akpayen

Sunshine Stars and Niger Tornadoes gave themselves good headstarts in their bid to reach the final of the Aiteo Cup this year with victories in the first leg matches of the semi-final matches on Saturday.

In all Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) semi-finals, Sunshine Stars edged Akwa United 1-0 at the Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode while Cup holders FC Ifeanyiubah blew a two-goal lead to lose 2-4 to Tornadoes at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.

Read more: Sunshine Stars, Tornadoes take lead into Aiteo Cup return leg  

By George Akpayen

It will be an all Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) semi-finals in the Aiteo Cup as four sides holders FC Ifeanyiubah, Akwa United, Niger Tornadoes and Sunshine Stars take part in first leg games on Saturday.

FC Ifeanyiubah will play on the road in the first leg at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja against Niger Tornadoes who are aiming for a second Cup title while Sunshine Stars also looking to win their first major silverware in the country play hosts to 2015 winners Akwa United.

Read more: NPFL clubs begin battle for Aiteo Cup final  

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