Gombe United recorded a remarkable three points with after spanking Aklosendi International Fc 4-1 in the week (3) fixture of the ongoing Nigeria National League (NNL)played at the Lafia Township stadium.
Sani Shehu opened the the floodgate just a minute from the kick off when Muazu Taiwo set up Sani Shehu who beat the defense line from a tight corner inside the box before smashing the ball inside the net.
The first stanza ended 1-0 in favour of the visitors who enjoyed bulk of possession and missing pockets of goal chances.
The Savannah Scorpions returned to the pitch more rejuvenated as they continued from where they stopped, firing missiles from all angles and their efforts paid off as Baranabas Daniel followed up and scored from Ahmed Family’s long clearance from the back in the fifty two minutes of play.
Six minutes later,It was in-form Baranabas who notched his second goal of the game and third from three matches, before substitute Sadiq Shuaibu put the game beyond the game of the hosts as he bundled in Muhammad Hussaini’s pass in the 72′.
The hosts tried a fruitless efforts to make a come back after Ali Baba pulled one back in the eighty two minutes
Gombe United gaffer Aliyu Zubairu reacted after the match.
On the victory…
“Kudos to the match officials for officiating the game without fear or favour, i think this is good for the most important league”.
On why he looked worried…
” I don’t want my boys to repeat the mistake they did in Kwara leading by two goals before losing 3-2 and in Kahutu against Rarara leading by two goals before they equalised, it is complicency that always get them carried away”.
Aklosendi International Fc coach Adams Usman
On how he feels…
” I’m not happy first home match losing 4-1 is a bashing; I know the caliber of players I brought, partially i can say Gombe United is a household club and their experience helped them.
Gombe United will not be in action for the match day four fixtures scheduled for Wednesday 3/3/21 as they are on bye.
They will welcome Green Berets Fc on Saturday 6/3/21 at the Pantami stadium for the week five encounter.
Kazeem Yekini – 1(GK)
Maurice Chigozie – 4
Alhassan Yusuf – 16
Abubakar Yagiɗe -11
Muhammad Isah – 33
Halilu Mohammed Teli