Igala Nations Cup kick off as debutant Adusuf beats B2K Academy

Igala Nations Cup kick off as debutant Adusuf beats B2K Academy


The 5th edition of the Igala Nations Cup kicks of Tuesday 10th August 2021 in 3 centres across the ancient Igala kingdom.At the Idah centre debutants Adusuf football Club of Akaka, Igalamela left it deep into the second half before overcoming a spirited B2K academy who have raced into an early lead in the 35 minutes of proceedings. Matthew Atokolo has put B2K ahead in the 35 minutes after a fine build up from the middle and were bold enough to hold on to the one goal lead onto the end of the first half.

On resumption of hostilities in the second half,Adusuf fc who are making their debut in the annual Soccer fiesta quickly rediscovered their rhythm and took the game straight to their opponent and in the 72 minutes,their effort paid off as Umar Yahaya took advantage of an opportunity that came his way to restore parity.Thereafter,Adusuf fc became alive once again as they continue to pile more pressure on B2K who are yet to recover from the equalizer.

Their consistent pressure and fine run of form in the dying minutes paid off 2 minutes to the end of regulation time when another prodigy Hayatudeen Ali latch on a loose ball to put the game beyond the reach of B2K academy to start brightly armed with the vital 3 points.


At the Ankpa axis,Ankpa United fc came from behind to ensure they start on a winning note against Okpo United fc who raced into an early lead after Apeh Amen at the Ankpa township stadium put them in the driving seat early in the 34 minutes.Ankpa United fc responded almost immediately and it paid of 2 minutes later when Kabiru Habib capitalized on a defensive loophole to power home the equalizing goal to the admiration of a handful of Ankpa fans.Both side thereafter couldn’t register their names on the scoresheet despite all entreaties and efforts.Scores remain like that till the and of the first half.

Upon resumption of the second half ,both side picked up from where they left off as they went For each other’s jugular but it was Ankpa United fc that was ferocious in front of goal as their consistency and constant drive towards goal paid off in the 78 minutes when Adams Jibrin scored from around the opponent’s 18 to give his side the winner, a vital 3 point and a perfect start to the 5th edition of the tournament.


At the CSS Agala Ate,one of the best playing pitch with natural grass in Igala land where All Stars fc of Anyigba and Bassa United engaged themselves in a fierce battle for the 3 maximum points,fans who thronged the venue didn’t leave empty handed as they were entertained and thrilled to classic football skills.

The match lived up to its earlier publicity as one of the star match of the opening round due to the solidity and depth of the two side.Both teams couldn’t break each others defense until the 89th minutes when it seems both side were going to share the spoils, Achimugu Favor broke the deadlock with a fine solo run that resulted in a goal to send the Anyigba soccer enthusiasts into a frenzy and wide jubilations.

Action continues in the 5th edition of the Igala nations cup in the 3 axis centres.

10th August 2021

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