By Boris Esono Nwenfor
The knockout stage of the Fako Divisional League has been released. The fixtures are scheduled to be played on June 13, at the Limbe Centenary Stadium. The release comes after the conclusion of the group stages a couple of days back.
Six teams will be taking part at the knockout stages comprising winners and second-place teams in Pools A, B and C. EEMSA 22 of Tiko and Option 17 from Pool A will be joined by Vishi Sports Academy and Southwest United from Pool B and Istanbul FA and Al Jazeera SA from Pool C.
Al Jazeera who finished as the only team not to lose a game at the group stages will look to outsmart Option 17. Istanbul dropped just two points in the championship with the rest of the games finishing in a victory. The team defeated Al Jazeera, Fako United, Botafogo AFC on both legs but were held to a draw by Babungo in the second leg after the team won the first leg.
For Al Jazeera, the team will be hoping their fine form to round off the group stages continue when the battle Vishi Sports Academy. Al Jazeera finished second in group B and will face a side in Vishi SA that finished top of Group B. The team had a scare but bounce back to comfortably win their group.
For the complete Fixtures Sunday, June 13
Istanbul FA v Option 17 at the Centenary Stadium (11:00 am)
Vishi SA v Al Jazeera SA at the Centenary Stadium (1:00 pm)
EEMSA 22 v Southwest United at the Centenary Stadium (3 pm)
It should be noted that the victorious teams will qualify for the semi-finals while the best loser will be selected to join the winning teams. These teams will then participate in the semi-finals with the winners advancing to the finals. The victorious team will qualify for the South West Regional League for the next football season.