SportsProsperity Cup 2024: Defending Champions Krusaders Feeders Crash Out Of Tournament

Prosperity Cup 2024: Defending Champions Krusaders Feeders Crash Out Of Tournament

July 11, (THEWILL) – Defending champions, Krusaders Feeders FC, have crashed out of Nigeria’s biggest grassroots football tournament, the Bayelsa Governor’s Football Tournament, aka Prosperity Cup, following a 1-0 defeat to Agbere FC at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.

The Ebi Amula tutored side took the biggest scalp of the round of 16 fixtures, with a five-star performance to earn the victory, sending one of the tournament’s favourites out of the competition.

Moke Fred scored the only goal for the 2023 semi-finalist in the 18th minute when the Krusaders’ defence failed to clear a low ball in the danger zone as Fred meandered inside the box to slot in the ball and send Agbere fans into jubilation.


Meanwhile, Bayelsa United Feeders and Petroleum Boys FC of Ekeremor produced a tournament display with Feeders edging out Petroleum Boys 4-3 on penalties after a one-all draw in normal time. Stanley Amon had put the young Prosperity lads ahead two minutes into the game but Petroleum Boys restored parity from Jeremiah Ebiye just before the end of halftime.

Earlier at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Adulama FC of Southern Ijaw beat Afini FC 4-2 after a two-all draw in regulation time to progress to the quarter-finals, just as Ogboinbiri FC beat Rose of Sharon 1-0 to move to the money-spinning stage.

Kongho FC, at the Nembe City Stadium, pummeled Ogbia side Anyama FC 4-1. Forward Tobin put Kongho ahead a minute into the game before Akime added another in the 13th minute. Anyama FC talisman, Vincent Azibapu’s consolation goal in the 51st minute was not enough as Pere’s brace abbreviated Anyama’s participation in the 2024 Prosperity Cup.

Elton Mina’s hat trick in the 7th, 47th and 87th minutes could not save Ogbia champions, Movers FC of Otuasega, who were booted out of the tournament by Wodu FC at the Nembe City stadium. Wodu whipped Movers 5-3 on penalties after a 3-3 draw in regulation time.

Nembe City FC, at the Otuasega Township Stadium, trounced Samba Boys 5-1 to qualify for the quarter-finals, while Solid Star FC proved their solidity as they ended Police Machine FC’s beautiful run in the tournament with a 2-1 triumph.

Quarter-final matches in Nigeria’s biggest grassroots football tournament, aka Prosperity Cup, will return on Friday and Saturday. The women’s tournament fixture will come up on Friday, while the men’s tie will be on Saturday, at Samson Siasia Stadium.

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Amos Okioma, THEWILL
Amos Okioma is a Correspondent at THEWILL

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