Federation Cup: Sharks FC Picks ¼ Final Ticket, Dolphins’ Fate Hangs


Sharks Football Club of Port Harcourt on Saturday at the MKO Abiola stadium, Abeokuta topped the zone with a 2-1 victory over Akwa United of Uyo to confirm their qualification for the quarter final stage of the 2009 Federation Cup competition.
With the victory, Sharks finished the group stage with a remarkable 100 per cent record, winning three out of three matches and scored an impressive eight goals while conceding two.
Kola Anubi and Michael Egbeta were the goal scorers for the Blue Angels.
Reigning Globacom League champions, Bayelsa United picked the second ticket from the group with a lone goal victory over Bussdor United.
Bayelsa, had to bounce back from the opening match loss to Sharks to beat Akwa United and Bussdor to go through.
Meanwhile, in Jalingo, Dolphins may depend on a toss of coin to know their fate after a goalless draw with Rangers International, on Saturday.
Lobi Stars of Makurdi claimed the zone’s first ticket after a 1-0 victory over Enyimba International.
The Stars chalked up six points from two wins after the 1-0 loss to Dolphins in their first match.
After the results, Dolphins and Enyimba are tied on the same three points, three goals for and three against in three matches.
As at press time, Tidesports learnt that organisers of the competition were to hold a closed door meeting to decide whether to use head-to-head, toss of coin or replay to resolve the deadlock.