Enyimba, Others Go Goals Crazy In Glo NPL

Glo Premier League players may have responded to the Wonder Goal Awards stimuli as they went rampant on Match Day 31 with a total of 29 goals in nine matches with one fixture between Nembe City and Gombe United held up by heavy rains forcing a shift to next day.
Two own goals also marked the day that started with El-Kanemi Warriors in an early kick-off throwing spanners in the works for continental ticket chasing Nasarawa United in a four goals thriller that saw the home side netting three and conceding one.
Nasarawa were equally undone by a Seun Sogbeso own goal, the first of the two own goals recorded in the day’s fixtures with Enyimba captain Chinedu Udoji providing the second in Aba when he gifted Sharks the lead.
It is the results from the top of the table teams that provided the talking points of the day with Enyimba storming back from a two goals deficit to pound Sharks 5-2 on a day their player, Rasheed Olabiyi was presented his Wonder Goal Award prize at half time. Businessman, Ide Ifeanyi Okechukwu had handed the award to the player at half time with scores at 2-1.
Mfon Udoh restored parity on 50th minute from the penalty spot and would add another on 78 minute after Old War Horse, Emeka Nwanna had increased Enyimba’s lead on 62nd minute and completed his own brace on 88 to dust the Blue Angels.
Relegation haunted Crown FC were going to endanger champions, Kano Pillars dominance on the log when they responded twice to reduce tallies and looking to even scores. Pillars opened scoring Isaac Loute on 14th minute and Adamu Hassan increased the lead 30 minutes after leaving scores at interval at 2-0. But a more determined Crown returned to reduce the deficit through Onyekachi Okafor who connected beautifully with a header to score from Ike Chukwujekwu’s cross on three minutes after restart.
Azeez Shobowale will scramble in off a goalmouth melee to restore the two goals lead but Nnedum Francis responded frantically to mount pressure on the hosts who eventually preserved scores at 3-2 to extend their lead on the log.
In Akure, Sunshine Stars dismissed Lobi Stars 3-0 starting with a first minute goal by Dele Olorundare. Tunde Adeniji doubled the lead on 34th minute while Prince Aggrey wrapped it up two minutes into the second half.
Victor Alegbe joined the gang of brace scorers on the day with his clinical finishes against Kaduna United in Port Harcourt. Alegbe scored 8 minutes into the game and completed the brace on 59 minutes.
In Enugu, Samuel Agba also netted a brace in the clash with Bayelsa United which ended 2-1. Agba scored on off an assist by Wonder Goal award winner, Emeka Eze after 18 minutes and completed his brace in added time of the first half. Mutiu Adegoke pulled one back for Bayelsa executing a tricky curl from a freekick.
In Umuahia, Abia Warriors put a foot through the top four team’s door with a 2-0 defeat of FC Taraba and it was home boy, the famous Kolanut Boy, Chisom Chikatara who started it all on 23 minutes of play while new found free kick maestro, Ndifreke Effiong hit another on 82 minute to finish off the visitors.
In Warri, Akwa United goalkeeper gifted Freedom Omofoman the first of their two goals on 23rd minute and Joseph Osadiaye completed the performance two minutes from interval. Giwa FC scored through Usman Nura to defeat Heartland 1-0 in the only low scoring fixture.


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