A goal in each half of the game ensured the supremacy of Katsina United as they climbed and top Group B in style after a cracking, pulsating, and breath-taking encounter at the end of MatchDay Four of the tournament played on Saturday at the Mainbowl of Kwara State Stadium Complex llorin.
FC Ebedei managed not to have conceded inside ten (10) minute of play as Chanji Boys perpetually dominating the proceeding in the executing zone. Ebenezer Odeyemi’s constant pace and agility proved too much for Oliseh Boys to curtail.
Deep into the first stanza, Isah could have opened the account after Destiny Ashadi’s pace rattled FC Ebedei’s defence but his threading effort was clawed excellently by Tosin Dauda in goal for FC Ebedei. Ebenezer Odeyemi broke the dead lock in the 35th minute, burying a low drive past the keeper after receiving a humble pass from Garba Yushau.
Oliseh Boys started on front foot after the restart with Effiong Stephen, Ayinde Gbenga and tournament’s highest goal scorer Daniel Batholomeu, posing a serious and dangerous threat to Katsina United at the back but Usman Barau and Timothy Danladi showed a convincing maturity in curtailing the constant threats.
Ashadi’s movement in the final third, ten minutes from time nearly put the icing on the cake of the Chanji Boys but a resolute Maikasuwa Godwin intercepted brilliantly to keep the score line at 1-0.
However, Dauda Tosin couldn’t grip a range that was dropped in his area in the last minute of play and substitute, lbrahim Nurudeen unerringly headed into the empty net as the second goal sealed the maximum points for Chanji boys who were composed, agile and superior in the evening, thus displacing ‘Oliseh Boys’ from the top of the log.
In his reaction after the game, Ebedei Coach Babatunde Oladeinde took the positives from the game and promised to go back and work on the negatives stating that FC Ebedei will do everything possible to qualify from the group.
On the other hand, Coach Abdullahi Biffo heaped praises on his lads for overwhelming display, claiming that their performance today can be traced to the outcome of the game between their opponent and MFM FC yesterday. He further disclosed that the tempo of their performance will be sustained going to their next game.