By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Defending champions, Katsina United have qualified for the final of the NPFL/Liga U15 Promises as they beat MFM FC 4-2 on penalties at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Friday.
The encounter had ended 0-0 at regulation time, as Katsina United got to the finals.
MFM FC striker Lucky Akinleminu was wasteful in front of goal as he missed six chances. But credits should go to goalkeeper Abubakar Anas who was brilliant behind the sticks.
In the shootout, the team from Lagos rued their afternoon after two of their players missed from the penalty spot.
In the other semi-final between Warri Wolves and Akwa United, the Seasiders won 1-0.
A 20th-minute solo effort from Okiki Oghenewvegba was enough to set the high-flying Junior Wolves against Katsina United in the final.
Okiki picked up the ball from the edge of the arc and skipped past four Akwa United players before finding the back of the net to deliver a golden moment for the young Seasiders’ team, who have been one of the best sides in the competition.
Wolves will face Katsina United in the final on Sunday.
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