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3SC, OSUN UNITED RENEW RIVALRY IN SOUTHWEST DERBY

Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan will on Sunday be a fortress when the Oluyole Warriors lock horns against the Omoluabi Giants in the week 3 fixtures of the ongoing Nigeria National League (NNL).

Destiny, again this season, paired the two sister states’ clubs together in the same pool of the league, where the only team that successfully swims to the bank with highest points will cross over to the main bridge.

3sc have better records over Osun United in their previous meetings, with home and away as well as FA cup triumphs last season as the Omoluabi Giants went down the drain.

However, the good run of 3sc, which made them top the group B1 last season was halted by ruthless Akwa Starlets, who mercilessly despatched the Oluyole Warriors 3-0, during the Super 8 play off, ending their hope of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) return.

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Meanwhile, the Warriors squad have been strengthened this season as they captured Osun United’s starboy and last season’s top scorer, Gafar Olafimihan and the mesmerizing winger, Chinedu Emmanuel who dazzled Ibadan fans during Osun United’s 2-0 loss to 3sc last season while Skipper Akeem Olalere and Rasheed Hammed moved the other way.

The huge expenditure of the moneybag 3sc on players among others have started to pay off, with resounding successive home and away victories in the ongoing NNL to top group B1.

Meanwhile, Osun United, that started last season home match with a draw to Abia Comets and another home loss to 3sc have taken the bull by the horn this season, beating Ekiti United by a lone goal before a convincing 3-1 victory over FC Nilayo last Sunday.

The team was buoyed by the recruitment of ex-international Bright Omokaro as the Head Coach by the board led by former 3sc midfielder Ademola Adesina while the new Osun Sports Commissioner, Hon. Yemi Lawal has given the team the necessary boost to do well.

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Interestingly, the two sides have six points but 3sc occupy the top spot based on goal difference.

The table topping clash will kick off 4pm on Sunday, 8th December, 2019 at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.

Tajudeen Amodu
Media Officer
Osun United

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