2019 Bet9ja Royal Cup: FC Galaxy Qualify for Round of 16, as Teams Celebrate #NonLeagueDayNigeria on MD 2
FC Galaxy, Lord Honour, and Delta Eagles have all qualified for the Round of 16 in the 2019 Bet9ja Royal Cup.
These characterized the major events of the opening set of Matchday 2 fixtures of the group phase in the competition, as all eight teams in action across all centers celebrated the #NonLeagueDayNigeria for the first time in all grassroot soccer tournaments in Nigeria on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
At the Kwale Township Stadium, FC Galaxy were unstoppable in their Group C tie, as the slum side flew above Victorious FC 2 – 1 to advance to the Round of 16.
Elsewhere, Lord Honour FC defied the light but steady rainy condition in Oleh on Thursday to pip Delta Warriors by a lone goal in Group E.
An Oroh Ezekiel’s quick strike on the edge of the 18-yard box after a rain-assisted ricochet mid way in the second half was good enough to guarantee progression into the Round of 16 for the elite club from Warri.
Reacting, a cross section of coaches who spoke commended the brains behind the Non League Day Nigeria movement for deeming it fit to celebrate and create solid awareness for grassroot football in Nigeria, saying that this step taken now would start yielding desirable fruits for the round leather game in no distant time.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 was generally observed as #NonLeagueDayNigeria throughout all grassroot football tournaments in Nigeria to raise more awareness for the sport and the brains behind it say it would be an annual occurrence every October 17 going forward.