The 2022 Akwa Ibom state Grassroots League week Six matches have been concluded. Sportsration correspondent Nsikakabasi Akpan presents a Summary of the week and permutations as the league enters the final week of the preliminary round.
With one week left to the end of the preliminary round, three teams have already booked thier place in the next round.
Fullife Football Academy, Eagles Eyes Academy and Jimbo International Fc all sealed their places in the next round with today. All three teams are from the Uyo Zone which has one pending slot that will be taken by either Ikoya Fc or Edak Fc.
Qualification for the Super Eight playoffs will go down to the wire in the Onna Zone. Krane Fc sit top of the standings with 13 points but with 10points in the bag for 5th placed Barracks Fc, nothing is sealed.
Blessed Stars and Oxygen Fc are tied on 12 points in 2nd and 3rd place respectively and will qualify for the Super Eight playoffs if (I) They get at least a point in week Seven and Barracks Fc fail to win with at least a 7 goal margin. (2) If they lose and Barracks Fc fail to win as well.
A 2-1 loss to Oxygen Fc leaves Unity Fc in 4th place. With just a point separating them from bouncing Barracks Fc , Unity Fc will push for a win clash vs Scorpion Fc in week Seven to seal their place in the Super Eight playoffs.
5th placed Barracks Fc’s 3-0 win over Cheetah Fc leaves them with a chance of sneaking into the top four. First they must win over Josima Fc and pray other results go in their favour if they must join the big boys in the next round.
WEEK SIX RESULTS
Barracks Fc 3-0 Cheetah Fc
Scorpions Fc 0-2 Krane Fc
Oxygen Fc 2-1 Unity Fc
Blessed Stars 3-0 Josima Fc
Fullife FA 2-0 New Flame
Pillars Investors 0-3 Eagle Eyes
Jimbo Int’l 2-1 Edak Fc
Nichin FA 1-2 Ikoya Fc
WEEK SEVEN FIXTURES
Krane Fc Vs Blessed Stars 9am
Barracks Fc Vs Josima Fc 11am
Cheetah Fc Vs Oxygen Fc 1pm
Scorpion Fc Vs Unity Fc 3pm
Eagle Eyes Vs Nichin FA 9am
Fullife FA Vs Ikoya Fc 11am
New Flame Vs Jimbo Int’l 1pm
Pillars Investors Vs Edak Fc 3pm
At the end of the preliminary round the top four teams will proceed to the Super Eight playoffs.
The League organizing committee has released the draws detailing the road to the finals as shown below
SUPER EIGHT PLAYOFFS
1. 1ST PLACE (Onna) Vs 4TH (UYO)
2. 2ND(Onna) vs 3RD (UYO)
3. 1ST (UYO) vs 4TH (Onna)
4. 2ND (UYO) vs 3RD ( Onna)
5- winner 1 vs Winner 2
6- winner 3 vs winner 4
Winner 5 vs Winner 6
The league is powered by the Akwa Ibom state football Association in partnership with Flying sports Academy.