Dino v Imperial
Sunday 9th October
Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode
The Creative Championship season curtain raiser for Imperial is a visit to Dino SC in Ijebu Ode.
For both sides, getting off to a great start in the third season of TCC will be a priority.
Dino SC, who won the TCC Cup last season, will be looking to make the most of their home advantage against Imperial. Another advantage they’ll be looking to explore is their record against this particular opponent.
Over four meetings (across two seasons), Imperial only scored once against Dino. That’s a record Coach Godwin Gibson will be hoping continues after MatchDay 1.
On the other hand, Imperial’s gradual rise may just influence them to go one better than their hosts this time around. Coach Adedeji Ayeoba’s side managed a fourth-place finish last season, after finishing eighth in the maiden season.
Could this be the season where Imperial’s gradual improvements include a win over Dino for a first time in the league?
Whatever the season plans for both sides are, a MatchDay 1 win is central to its success.
Dino SC have won all four of their TCC League games against Imperial.
MAN TO WATCH
Bilyaminu Abdullahi (Imperial)
Central to the team’s success last season, Bilyaminu will be heavily relied upon by his teammates and managers to help Imperial scale the stubborn hurdle that has been Dino SC.