Roma congratulates Lobi after beating Rangers in Super Cup
Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 22/11/2018
Serie A giants AS Roma have sent a congratulatory message to Lobi Star of Markudi after beating Rangers of Enugu 1-0 in the Super Cup at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, AsabaThe Super Cup is contested for between the winner of the Nigeria Professional Football League and the Aiteo Federation Cup.The Giallorossi tweet via officially Twitter handle wrote in their twitter handle congratulated Lobi stars as their African team of the week.
The pride of Benue caught the attention of the of a top-flight club in Italy and the alliance with Roma started months back which the relationship dates back to Roma’s upset of FC Barcelona in the Champions League last spring following the win and from that day on, Roma was Nigeria’s biggest fan and started to post content supporting the national team on its social channels.Two Nigeria is in the books of Roma Sadiq Umar, Abdullahi Nura as both players are on a season-long loan away from Stadio Olimpico to Rangers and Perugia.Lobi Stars thus finished 2018 as Nigerian champions and they will be approaching their Caf Champions League preliminary round tie with UMS de Loum of Cameroon next week in Yaounde.
#ASRoma’s Twitter Team of the Day is @LobiStars from Makurdi, Benue State in Nigeria. Founded in 1981, they won the first ever Nigerian Super League in 1999 and were crowned league champions again this season. Yesterday, they won the #NFFSuperCup18. Congratulations Lobi Stars! 👏 pic.twitter.com/QN0vnOQ6QX— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) November 21, 2018