Brown Ideye Challenge: A & B, Panthers set for battle royale

All is set for the final of the maiden edition of the Brown Ideye Challenge.

The competition which saw 20 teams do battle from the group stages now has two sides vying to prove themselves worthy of taking home the final prize.

A&B Soccer Academy will play Garden City Panthers in the final and this is scheduled to take place at the University of Port Harcourt Sports Complex.

"After over 3wks of competition, we are all set to crown a champion on Saturday. It has been fun while it lasted and we are happy the competition has met up with what it set out to do," said China Acheru the chairman of Main Organizing Committee.

The match which is billed to take place by 4pm will be preceded by the third place match between Academy Football SKE and Garden City Academy of Sports by 1pm.

Sponsor of the tournament Super Eagles forward Brown Ideye is expected to grace the closing ceremony and trophy/medals presentation with his friends.

The tournament winner will be presented with medals, a trophy and a Cash prize of N300,000 while the second placed team will receive N200,000.

The 3rd best team will go home with N150,000.

Awards will be presented to the highest goal scorer, best defender and best goal keeper.

SOME STATS

Total number of goals after 46 matches = 116
Average: 2.5 goals per game

Tournament Leading scorers:

Murtal Saka (MCWJEF)             - 5 goals
Tamunoimama Kalio (Panthers) - 5 goals

Sampson Iroka (A & B)              - 4 goals

Ejita Ifoni (A & B)                      - 3 goals
Kimi Jeremiah (SKE)                 - 3 goals
Solomon Thompson (SKE)        -3 goals
Ezekiel Okoh (A & B)                 -3 goals
Ikechukwu Nwafor (panthers)    - 3 goals
Bobby Clement (police)              - 3 goals
Victor Woruche (Gold Kings)      - 3 goals

Amie Elisha yellow cards in successive games and Ebiegbari Jephter red carded in last game to miss final.



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