Dolphins Beat Lobi To Make Fed Cup Semis

Dolphins FC after ninety minutes of entertaining football thrashed Lobi Stars 4-2 to qualify for the semifinals of the Federation Cup.
But the score line would have flattered Lobi as Dolphins dominated play from the start of the game up till its very end and missed lots of scoring chances.
As early as the 1st minute Emem Eduok missed what could have been the fastest goal of this year’s competition but failed to score.
Two minutes later, Emem Eduok beat the off side trap, faced the Lobi keeper but his left footed effort went wide. In the 5th minute it was Chizoba Amaefule who ran down the flank and crossed into the box, but a header from Ebube Okpokwu went wide.
In the 23rd minute, the goal eventually came as Emem Eduok scored his third goal of the tournament to make it 1-0 for Dolphins.
In the heat of the moment, Lobi Stars vice chairman, Dominic Iorfa took over coaching duties from Evans Ogenyi, shouting out instructions from the technical area, while Ogenyi sat on his seat looking deflated.
One minute before half time and Lobi had their closest chance yet when Bunde made his way through two Dolphins defenders, but Sunday Rotimi ensured the clean sheet remained, at least till half time.
Five minutes into the second half and a moment of loss of concentration from the Dolphins defence gave Adamu Shaibu a chance to equalize for Lobi, but Dolphins threw everything into the game and four minutes after the restart, Ebube Okpokwu latched in on a cross from Eduok to put his side back in front.


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