Newly established Igala United started life in football with a victory following their 2-1 friendly win over Ankpa United on Saturday.
The friendly encounter played at the Ankpa Township Stadium in Ankpa is the first football match played since their formation.
Abdulwahab Tijani make history by scoring the club’s first ever goal in a football match as he gave them the lead in the first half.
Tijani doubled the lead for Igala United few minutes into restart after a beautiful team build up.
Abubakar Rebilu would scored what would then be a consolation for Ankpa United few minutes to end the game.
The young Igala United formed two months ago will be participating in the Nigeria’s third tier league division, The Nationwide League One, NLO.
Technical Director of the side, Kamar Abubakar told onwardnews24.com that will be start of many victories for the new team.
Abubakar who commended Dr Victor Alewo Adoji for standing by the team noted that Igala United would be managed to become great like top clubs in the country.
He however solicited support from every Igala sons and daughters to rally the team to achieve their set goals.
“I commend Dr Victor Alewo Adoji for making long time dream a reality for making provision for subvention in taking care of over 40 players emoluments monthly.
“The players drawn from the nine Local Government Areas that formed Kogi East are based in Idah, we train at the Federal Polytechnic Idah sports complex, and we will build on this to do better.
Meanwhile, Abubakar Rebilu of Ankpa United FC has been invited to join the Igala United FC which he will be reporting in camp next week.