Akwa United defeated Sunshine Stars at the Nest of Champions to reach the final of the 2017 Aiteo Cup. The Promise Keepers beat their guests 3-1 in the rescheduled second semi-final match and progressed 3-2 on aggregate having lost the first leg 1-0 in Ijebu-Ode.
Cyril Olisema, Christian Pyagbara and Ifeanyi Ifeanyi were the scorers for Akwa United while Franklin Sasere got Sunshine Stars’ goal.
Akwa United who won then Federation Cup in 2015 edging Lobi Stars FC will now lace up against Niger Tornadoes in this year’s final at the Agege Stadium on Sunday, October 15.
Olisema gave Akwa the lead in the 33rd minute before Pyagbara made it 2-0 in the 60th minute.
Sasere pulled a goal back in the 84th minute to put Sunshine Stars ahead on goals difference.
But in the 87th minute Ifeanyi scored the winning goal to send Akwa into the final.