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Akure City edge Bendel Insurance feeders

Set up Lobi Stars R16 Clash

By Femi Atolagbe

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Akure City Academy continues to record milestones in the 2022 Aiteo Cup, reaching the round of 16 for the first time in the club’s history after edging Bendel Insurance Feeders 2-1 in Nnewi on Wednesday.

After going down by a goal in in the 29th minute, Gaius Chinedu levelled matters six minutes later, finishing off a loose ball in the opponents area with aplomb.

In the 68th minute, Nedu turned provider for Tunde Ilesanmi who finished off a sweeping move with a calm placing for the winning goal.

It could have been three and more moments later, but Damilola Adekayero and Chinedu fluffed different chances to take the game beyond the opponents.

The victory is the highest high in the history of Akure City Academy, as the team continues to dare with a round of 16 tie against NPFL side, Lobi Stars FC on Sunday.  

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