Two upsets in the space of a week catapulted Smart City into the spotlight. Such is their fairytale in the 2019 Aiteo Cup, reports Futbalgalore.com.
Their success in the Aiteo Cup round of 32 game over Enyimba proved one of the bigger upsets in the competition over the last decade, as the unheralded side snatched a glorious 3-2 triumph over the much-fancied Aba side.
The reigning Lagos FA Cup champions dumped Shooting Stars out of the Aiteo Cup round of 16 with a 5-4 win in post match penalties after a 0-0 draw in regulation time. The match was staged staged at the Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu Ode on Sunday 23rd June.
The latest upset was a triumph for modesty and industry for a team of hard-working players who were rewarded for enterprise and a steely determination in the face of long-shot odds. It is a team always ready to respond to a challenge.
Now Smart City have their target on the quarter finals, but they must come up with some more goods.
They will be underdogs, but few will be able to write them off now.