Rivalry between Osun United and Ede United will be renewed on Saturday when both teams cross swords at the Osogbo city stadium in this year’s final of the Osun state federation cup.
The team from Ede zoomed into the final courtesy of a 1-0 win over last year finalists, Fehinty FC of Osogbo in the first semi final while the Nigeria National League campaigner, Osun United demolished Neyo FC from Ile-Ife 5-0 to set up another mouthwatering encounter in the final.
The Osogbo city stadium is expected to be filled to its capacity with spectators from every nooks and crannies of Osun state to watch the battle between these two arch rivals.
Osun United, formerly known as Prime FC and arguably the best and most successful team in the state having won the last five editions of the state FA cup, they had a short stint in the top flight division (NPL), finished third place of the then NFA Federation Cup after beating Kano Pillars in the 3rd placed play-off five years ago.
Formerly known as Gray Int’l FC, Ede United on the other hand have proved to be a tough opposition to the defunct Prime FC (now Osun United). They had in the past campaigned in the 2nd tier division and they have also won the state FA cup in the past. They are currently campaigning in the National Leage One (NLO).
Some section of fans believe it would be a tough duel between these two teams, some believe Ede United will beat Osun United to the title this year while some believe it would be an outright win for Osun United.
Osogbo city stadium would be a place to be this weekend for an all important final between these two teams Osun United and Ede United.