18th August, 2011
Edwin Collins Football Club of Surulere were on cloud 9 after they eliminated Lucky Babes 5-3 on penalty shootouts in the quarter final of Boska Cup played on Tuesday at the Astro Turf of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria.
When the tournament started two month ago, nobody gave Edwin Collins FC a chance to reach the semi final. But they proved their critics wrong on Tuesday morning when they held last yearâ€™s runners up, Lucky Babes, to a goalless draw at the regulation time and edged them in a penalty shootout.
After the match, Edwin Collinsâ€™s coaching crews and some of the players who could not hide their feelings were seen at the food restaurant dining and wining throughout the day.
Chief Coach of Edwin Collins, Uche Joy Ugwu, told GSG that the team have made history reaching the semi final at the detriment of other big clubs. He showered praises on the team for their doggedness and determination to reach the semi final.
â€œWe came to this competition as underdogs but today (Tuesday) we created the biggest upset in the competition. I hope this victory will not affect my boys in the semi final because we still have two hurdles to cross to win the title,â€ he said.
Luck Babes team manager, Lookman Bakare, expressed shock over the defeat. He said his players were unlucky and congratulated their opponents for the victory.
In other quarter final results, Amazing Grace defeated Police Force Headquarters 1-0,Olukoya Daniel FC massacred Soccer Pro 3-0 while King United lost 0-1 to Aries FC in the last match of the day.
The two semi final will hold today as Amazing Grace will battle Olukoya Daniel FC while Collins Edwin FC will tackle Aries FC.