Lagos - A free kick goal by Steven Anyanwu within two
minutes of added time in the second half was all AS Racine needed to condemn
Enyimba Feeders to a 1-0 defeat and to qualify for the semi- finals of the
on-going Bet9ja Super 8 Tournament at the Agege Township Stadium.
Prior to the goal, both teams created several chances in
front of goal, but could not find the back of the net. AS Racine were dominant
through Olafimihan Gafar and Olawale Mutiu, who initiated attack after attack,
but Andrew Azubuike and Chukwudi Nwagwu in the central defence of Enyimba
Feeders, and goalkeeper Kelvin Ogunga, thwarted their efforts.
Enyimba Feeders resulted to using quick counter attacks that
rattled the defence of AS Racine, but Adeyemi Taiwo, the goalkeeper of the
Agege based team was equal to the task.
As the clock continued to tick towards a barren draw, the
referee awarded a free kick to AS Racine on the Feeders’ left side of the box
and the resultant kick was beautifully curled into the net by substitute Anyanwu.
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The goal sent fans at the stadium into wild jubilation and
great excitement filled the atmosphere as majority of the fans clamoured for AS
A smiling Agali said after the game: "It was a good
game of football. Enyimba Feeders are not a bad side but I am happy that we
On his part, Feeders’ tactician Lawrence Ukaegbu said:
"Such is football. It was a game I believe we would have won. The players
are very sad to have lost the game in added time."
in February that the secretariat of the Nationwide League One (NLO) announced
the suspended of it earlier scheduled Annual General Meeting (AGM) indefinitelyFor
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