MerryBet5Stars Premier League enters knockout phase


Eight teams have secured their places in the knockout rounds of the 2022 Lagos Regional Phase of the MerryBet 5Stars Premier League.
After weeks of intense group matches featuring 16 teams in the Mainland and Island conferences, the battle for the title is set to reach a new level.
In the Island Conference, I Sabi Play FC finished top of the group after a dominating performance that saw them claim 19 points from seven matches, winning six games with one draw, scoring 14 goals and conceding only one.
Star Forward, Ephraim Nwachukw,u also capped a remarkable run with the League’s Player of The Month award for August.
I Sabi Play are joined in the knockout round from the Island Conference by Essentro FC, who finished in second place, while Smart City FC and Eden FC make up the top four from the Island Conference.
In the very explosive Mainland Conference concluded on Sunday, Mandarin FC were the dominant side leading the pack with 19 points picked from six wins and one draw, scoring 15 goals and letting in four.
Okaka FC, who started slowly but picked up pace during the round-robin games, finished in second place with 12 points,  while Jakande FC and early pace setters SnowLions make up teams which qualified.