Everything you need to know about Vandrezzer FC’s Nigeria National League (NNL) Matchday 7 fixture against J’Atete FC.
WHERE AND WHEN
VFC is on the road for the third time this season, this time, in Warri against J’Atete FC. The encounter holds today Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Otu Jeremi Stadium, Ughelli by 16:00 GMT +1.
The Lions are the highest scoring side in the NNL Group B1 of the Southern Conference, with 9 goals in the last six matches. VFC have scored three or more goals in two of the last three matches and have only failed to find the back of the net on two occasions this season (against Bendel Insurance and Gateway FC).
With a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Adoration FC last weekend, the Lions are currently 7th on the league table with 8 points. A win today against J’Atete will be VFC’s first 3 points on the road this season, and would take us to 4th on the log.
Meanwhile, J’Atete have endured a torrid start to the season with just one win in five matches. They’ve lost three times and drawn once, scoring twice while conceding seven.
J’Atete are however yet to lose a home game this season, gaining their four points at Otu Jeremi (1-1 vs Ibom Youth FC and 1-0 vs Campos FC).
HEAD TO HEAD
VFC made her NNL debut two years ago on the 30th of November, 2019 against J’Atete in Ugheli, losing 1-0 at the Otu Jeremi stadium. The return fixture was never played because of the season’s eventual cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted activities all over the world.
VFC TEAM NEWS
Coach Henry Makinwa has selected an 18-man squad that will execute the task against J’Atete. Goalkeeper Daniel Eyibio has recovered from his shoulder injury and made the traveling squad, while defender Habeeb Olaitan is also in line for his first appearance after being listed for the game.
This means are no places for goalkeeper Paul Emenike, captain Godwin Ekpo, midfielder Saheed Obisesan, forwards Victor Akra, Elisha Jonah and Etiti Solomon (hip injury), among others.
18 man squad
Obinna Akuchie, Daniel Eyibio, Bassey Odiong, Owolabi Ibrahim, Samuel Edoho, Kingsley Akpan, Oloye Felix, David Edet, Opara Abraham, Habeeb Olaitan, Kabiru Popoola, Anas Hassan, Isaac Saviour, Fawaz Otun, Abasifreke Effiong, Olalekan Abdulsalam, Gideon Monday, and Somtochukwu Abraham.
Did You Know?
Three different players have scored two or more goals for VFC this season (3 goals - Samuel Edoho; 2 goals - Saviour Isaac and Olalekan Abdulsalam).
Fans can watch the game LIVE on VFCTV www.vandrezzerfc.com/vfctv (pay per view). Studio opens by 15:30 GMT+1, thirty minutes before kick-off.
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