PREVIEW: EKITI UTD VS VFC

Everything you need to know ahead of VFC's NNL fixture against third placed Ekiti United.


Where and When

VFC take on Ekiti United on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado Ekiti at 16:00Hrs GMT.


Form Guide

With two wins, six points and five goals in the last two matches in the Nigeria National League (NNL), the Lions of Naija are back in the groove,  roaring, firing and putting opponents to the sword. 

Victories against Go Round FC in Lagos and our first away victory of the season against Giant Brillars in Enugu last weekend has seen VFC move to 9th on the log with 20 points, 4 points behind today's opponent, Ekiti United who are third with 24 points.


Team News

Coach Tony Bolus named an 18-man squad for this fixture with Ivo Junior, Lawrence Effiong, Tunde Sikiru, and Jamiu Suleiman all missing through injury.

18-man Squad: Godwin Ekpo, Anietie Uko, Opara Abraham, Kolawole Daniel, Saviour Isaac, Samuel Edoho, Amos Okoro, David Mark, Oloye Felix, Akere Samuel, Saheed Obisesan, Daniel Emmanuel, Joshua Sunday, Paul Emenike, Desmond Ojietefian, Somtochukwu Abraham, Daniel Segun, Maxwell Okoli.


Players to watch

Four goals and one assist in the last three games to earn him a Player Of The Month (May) award, would make Kolawole Daniel the top VFC player to watch in today's counter. 

Saviour Isaac is also one of the star men for the side, following his impressive midfield performances, in addition to a goal in the last game against Giant Brillars and consecutive assists in the two last to matches. 

For Ekiti United, captain Bello Babatunde is the engine room of the side. The midfielder has been the main connecting force between the defence and attack of the hosts. Another key player is Kehinde Olajuyin who is their top goaalscorer with four goals this season.


Match Officials

AGUGUESI Franklyn -CR (Imo)

NJOKU Williams- AR 1 (Imo)

ORIOHA Chukwuemeka - AR 2  (Abia)

Akomolafe Gbenga - RR (Ekiti)


Jersey Colours

Ekiti Utd - Yellow & Blue

VFC - All Black 


Fans can watch the game LIVE on VFC TV on our mobile app and on our YouTube Channel.


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