The Creative Championship


Valiant vs Gbagada

18th October, 2023
Valiant vs Gbagada

Time: 9AM

Date: Thursday 19th October

Onikan Stadium

It is an early season six-pointer when Valiant host Gbagada in the rematch of last season’s TCC Cup final. Gbagada were in cruise control and 45 minutes away from being champions, before a Devon Lache style collapse that handed the Brave Boys glory. 

That final is now distant history, with both sides enduring poor starts. They have a scored three goals combined and conceded nine across four games. The total tally? A single point. It is a tale of missed penalties and an inability to grab the game by the scruff of the neck from both sides. 

Final aside, Gbagada won both league meetings against Valiant last season, scoring four and conceding one. In fact, Coach Akinyelu Olajide’s team have won five of their six league meetings against their hosts, and kept two clean sheets along the way. It should give them something to hold on to. 


2 – The number of goals Gbagada have scored in each of their last five league meetings against Valiant. 


Patrick Abah (Gbagada)

He won 12 duels in Gbagada’s 0-1 loss in Week 2. The defender was perhaps the only bright light, and going forward could be the foundation of a new Blue Eagles.