Sunshine Stars and Bendel Insurance record their first win in the second round group stage games in the NPFL La Liga U15 tournament as Delta Force, Kwara United and Niger Tornadoes all play out a goalles draw.
Bendel Insurance Under-15s continued their winning run in this year’s edition of the NPFL/LaLiga Under-15 Promises Tournament by defeating their Akwa United counterparts 1-0 in the second group stage in Abuja on Monday.
Monsur Adamu’s strike on 54 minutes ensured that the young Benin Arsenal side claimed the full points.
This is the second time the Insurance Under-15s will overcome Akwa United in the tournament. In the first meeting during the preliminary stage, Insurance pipped Akwa United 2-1 but that did not stop both teams from qualifying from Group C in Enugu where Insurance won all their matches.
The Benin Arsenal Under-15s will face their neighbours, Delta Force in their second game scheduled to kick off at 7am on Tuesday.
Sunshine Stars beat Lobi Stars 1 nil while Niger Tornadoes hold Kwara United with Katsina United and Delta Force also playing a goalles draw.
A win for Bendel Insurance and Sunshine Stars against Delta Force and Kwara United Will be enough to take them to the next round.
Two teams are expected to qualify from each of the two groups straight to the final.
Kwara United 0-0 Niger Tornadoes
Sunshine Stars 1-0 Lobi Stars
Bendel Insurance 1-0 Akwa United
Katsina United 0-0 Delta Force