NNL:Gateway Utd Return To MKO Abiola Stadium With 1-0 Win Against Giant Brillars - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, December 9, 2023

NNL:Gateway Utd Return To MKO Abiola Stadium With 1-0 Win Against Giant Brillars

Wasiu Falolu's late minutes strike was enough to secure  three valuable points for Gateway United who returned to MKO Abiola Stadium,Kuto in Abeokuta for home matches, after more than two seasons of playing outside the city in the second tier Nigeria National League 

Falolu had capitalized on a deflection at the edge of the Giant Brillars' box  to smash in the winning goal in n the 84th minute of the keenly contested encounter 

Following a hard-fought draw against Osun United in Osogbo, Coach Samson Omiponle had before the goal, made three changes, with Damilare Babatunde, Taofeek Babatunde, and Odusina Sunkanmi joining the lineup. 

Within two minutes, Damilare Babatunde attempted a long-range shot, narrowly missing the goal. Despite controlling the game, Gateway United found goals hard to come buy. 

Samuel Ovenseri's 25-yard volley sailed wide on the half hour mark. The visitors also  threatened as Mbaota Chimaobi's header was tipped over by Joshua Oladeji. The first half concluded with the score level.

Obi Ifeanyi and Christian Samuel joined the game in the second half. Ifeanyi's thunderous shot missed the target, keeping the deadlock intact. 

The visitors nearly equalized with a shot hitting the woodwork. Gateway United held on for the victory, securing maximum points at home. Next, they face Ikorodu City in Lagos on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

Coach Samson Omiponle reacting to the victory, praised his team's mental toughness for the well-deserved three points. 

Omiponle in a statement by Media officer of the club, Moses Ojewumi, expressed excitement, acknowledging their dominance and focusing on future matches. 

The coach assured fans of continued dedication and vowed not to disappoint them as the  league progresses 

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