Seven new Lions are in line to feature for VFC this afternoon, as we kick-off the Nigeria National League (NNL) second round with a Week 12 fixture against hosts Dynamite Force of Iyamho, Edo State.
In a bid to ensure we hit the ground running, we have beefed up the squad with some quality players. The players are a product of a two week screening and selections exercise held at the Lions' home ground in Lagos , which eventually climaxed with the team playing three friendly games, to ascertain capability of shortlisted players
The new players are :
*ISAAC SAVIOUR (19)*
Signed from one of the foremost Lagos-based football academies - Sidos FC Academy. Hugely talented. Played for Stores FC and a member of the Silverado winning Team Lagos to the recently concluded Edo 2020 football tournament.
*PAUL EMENIKE (22)*
Experienced shot-stopper formerly with the defunct Ikorodu Utd FC and Crown FC.
*AKERE SAMUEL (17)*
Signed from G-12 football club and featured prominently with the current National U-17 that qualified to represent Nigeria at the aborted African Qualifier in Morocco for FIFA U-17 World Cup, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
*JOSHUA SUNDAY (20)*
Popularly referred to as "Kante", Joshua is recruited from the glorious amateur side - Collins Edwin FC.
*OPARA ABRAHAM (19)*
Another signing from Collins Edwin FC. Lanky and hugely intelligent Center Back.
*CHIGOZIE IGO (22)*
Widely travelled and experienced player from both sides of the wing attack. Played formerly with Lobi Stars, Heartland and Rivers Utd FC. Certainly a huge addition to VFC.
All seven players have made the squad list to face Dynamite Force on Sunday, and will be officially unveiled alongside other players this week in Lagos.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Edwin Nwakamma is in line to start today, and so are the attacking duo of Ivo Junior and Kolawole Daniel, Midfielers Amos Okoro, Anietie Uko, as well as wingers Felix Oloye, David Mark, defenders Ekerete Udom, Jamiu Suleiman and Godwin Ekpo.
VFC defeated Ijebu United 1-0, Smart City FC 2-0, and saw out a 1-1 draw with Joy Cometh FC in preparatory games played this week.
Just like the first-leg, this game will be held behind closed doors as fans won't be allowed into the stadium.
However, fans can watch the game on VFCTV via the VFC mobile app which is available on Play Store and iOS.
Dynamite FC vs VFC
Kick-off: 4pm (Studio opens : 15:30 GMT)
Venue: Edo University Stadium, Iyamho, Edo state.
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Vandrezzer FC...won't walk that road without you!