Preview: Valiant FC vs Gbagada FC
TCC Cup Semis: Valiant, Gbagada clash in Lagos
14th April, 2021
Valiant FC vs Gbagada FC
Date: Wednesday 14th April
Venue: Agege Stadium
Kick-off Time: 4pm
The Creative Championship League Cup returns with the first leg of the semi-final clashes. Valiant play host to the Blue Eagles on Wednesday evening at the Agege Stadium.
Both Valiant and Gbagada FC made it to this round, though it was difficult, by beating Iganmu FC and Imperial FC respectively in the previous round.
Meanwhile, the TCC league returned over the weekend and Valiant showed no sign of rustiness when they pummeled Emmydinho 5-0 while Gbagada battled to an uninspiring goalless draw at Iganmu FC.
Cup form is usually different and could be the same here. They have met twice in the league this season already. A draw and a win for this first leg visitors is how things stand.
Coach Achieve Yunus and Coach Akinyelu Olajide, both contrasting characters on the touchline, and believers of different systems, will be keen to hold a first leg advantage after the conclusion of this game.
Valiant score goals for fun while Gbagada have been stingy in conceding. So it is defence against attack on Wednesday and this should be a spectacle. Exciting match up it is; fireworks are expected in this fixture.
Gbagada FC: DWWWD
MAN TO WATCH
Lukman Ibrahim (Valiant)
He is ridiculously potent. A fox in the box for the Brave boys. Eyes can’t be taken off him because of his excellent goalscoring prowess. He’s definitely one to look out for.
Valiant have scored the second highest number of goals (5) in the TCC League Cup this season. Enterprising