Fans at the Obafemi Awolowo University Sports Complex were not left out of the Premier Cool freestyle challenge when OAU Giants beat LASU Blazers 2-0 in the first-leg of the Higher Institution Football League (HiFL) quarter-final fixture.
Opeyemi Adeyemi bagged a brace in the encounter to power Chike Egbunu-Olimene’s 10-man team past the Blazers in a thrilling atmosphere swamped by noise from the home supporters.
OAU Giants were reduced to 10 men in the first half after Toba Muraina was given his marching orders but his sending off could not deter the hosts from grabbing a first-leg advantage.
Despite the outcome of the encounter, fans of both teams were rewarded by Premier Cool for showing their best football skills.
The return fixture ended 2-1 in favour of LASU Blazers in Lagos, but the Giants advanced to the last-four stage with a 3-2 aggregate score.
They are set to welcome UAM Tillers to Obafemi Awolowo Sports Complex on September 25 for the first-leg of their semi-final fixture.