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NLO: Supreme Court start on wining note

Nigerian Football News By: Ayodeji Tunde | 19/05/2017


Abuja-based Supreme Court football Club recorded a 3-1 win over Wazobia Football Club in one of the matches decided on Friday in the Nigeria Nation-wide league inside Area 3 playground in Abuja.

It was the first league game for Supreme Court FC since October, 2016 after they stepped down to NLO campaign.

At the end of the pulsating encounter, strikers Bawa Umoru, Paul Samson (Drogba) and midfielder maestro, Segun Odegbile ensured that the Apex Boy were victorious.

Just before stoppage time when it was obvious Supreme Court FC Goalkeeper, Stephen Bernard lost concentration, Kingsley Uche of Wazobia FC pulled one back.

However, Wazobia team parading former Supreme Court FC defender, Izu Omego remained optimistic that his side would go all the way and put up impressive display as the season progresses.

“We lost to a better side today but our opponents in the coming matches won’t find it easy because we will back to drawing board and fine turn noticeable lapses,” assistant Chris Onokpegu enthused.

Talking about how it all went down, Umoru opened the scoring in the ninth minute of play after which fans expected an avalanche of goals from the Apex Boys.

Neither side found the net again until 35th minute when substitute, ‘Drogba’ tapped in via set piece to make it the second goal.

Odegbile headed the third in the 53rd minute before Uche explored Supreme’s goalkeeper’s laxity to pull one back.

“Our intention was to get more goals but my players missed several scoring opportunities both in the first and second half. The players who mainly new to the team are still blending. Hopefully, they will continue to get better,” Supreme Court Chief Coach, Henry Haggai said.