Ekiti United made history on Sunday as it qualified for the first time for the play off in the Nigeria National League (NNL), after ten years of campaigning in the country’s second tier football league.
The coach Samson Omiponle side defeated visiting Dynamite Force football club of Iyahmo, Edo State 2-1 in the final match ending the regular season in group B1,Southern Conference of the NNL.
The JFK Boys as they are called, scored twice in the match decided at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado –Ekiti, before Dynamite pulled one back. Captain of the National Beach Football side (Super Sand Eagles), Isiaka Olawale and rising striker, Kamoru Adebari scored the goals that sealed the historic feat for Ekiti United.
The win means Ekiti United finished second behind leaders Shooting Stars Sports (3SC) of Ibadan, they earned 33points with a plus 6 goals difference. Group leaders,3SC made hunk of 41 points with a plus 19 goals difference. Go-Round Football of Omoku ended in 3rd place with,31 points and a plus 7 goals difference.
Ekiti United owned by the Ekiti State government was established in 2013 as Fountain Football club.
3SC and Ekiti United join Gombe United , Elkanemi Warriors, Niger Tornadoes and DMD as teams that have qualified to the planned NNL Super Eight playoff.
Results Of Final Round Of Matches, B1,Southern Conference, Nigeria National League,20-21 Season.
1.Osun Utd 2 – 1 Go-Round
2. Ekiti Utd 2 – 1 Dynamite Force
3. Rovers 0 – 0 3SC
4.Nnewi Utd 1 – 1 FC. Nilayo
5.Vandrezzer 3- 0 Delta Force (W/O).
The Last two teams to complete the Super Eight list, will come from group B2, in the Southern Conference and will be known on Saturday 28 August,2021 after fivnal games at designated stadiums across the country.