NNL: Ijebu Utd Pip 10- man Gateway Utd 1-0 - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, March 26, 2023

NNL: Ijebu Utd Pip 10- man Gateway Utd 1-0

Ijebu United Football Club on Sunday continued with their impressive run in the ongoing second tier Nigeria National League , after managing a lone-goal win against Gateway United FC in a local derby played at Otunba Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu Ode. 

Abraham Samson's header in the late minutes of the thrilling encounter secured the vital three points for the homeside against the hard fighting10- man Gateway boys 

The Ijebu-Ode based team had earlier recorded similar  win on the road in the league opener against Joys Cometh of Lagos, just as their local rivals , Gateway United did against Crown FC in Ogbomoso   

The match saw , the visiting team's goalkeeper, Araromi Ibukun making three key saves to keep the hosts at bay within the first 20minutes of play  before the Coach Toyin Ayinla tutored side were reduced to 10 players in the 41st minute   after a mild shove on Ihemokwele Ifeanyi prior to a goal-kick over an off-the-ball bust-up.

Haruna Salifu came close to getting the equalizer for visitors but the homeside faught hard to defend the lead within the stopage time   

Gateway United now look forward to getting back to winning ways on matchday 3 clash against Sporting Lagos FC on Saturday April 1st, 2023 at Otunba Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu Ode.

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