A brilliant debut for Ido-Osun based outfit Hammola FC at the ongoing Nationwide League One 2020/2021 season played on the turf of Kwara Football Academy.
Babatunde Sodiq finished off a stunning move to open the scoring after some laborious inputs and Nurudeen Ganiyu’s drive deflected off the woodwork as Hammola FC pip their opponent from Jos to remain on course at the centre.
Lee Bombers had earlier struggled to impose themselves on the contest, as Mighty Jets Feeders fired up from the blast of the whistle only to have their efforts flew across goal in the second minute.
Hoppers tutored side gradually grew into the game, in the second half as they enjoyed much of the possession. Arthur and Sodiq were on rampage for the most of the time as possession keep swinging intermittently.
Adewale Saheed was also called to duty oftentimes as he forces some saves in the critical stages of the contest. Gbotemi Abdulahi was so gallant at the back as he curtailed some dangerous moves by Jets forward Sulaimon Haruna.
The wasteful Jets had themselves to blame for agonizingly missing what could have been a leveller at the death.
Speaking to Journalists after the heated duel, Coach Abdul Azeez Abdul Rasaq believes his wards could offer more as he rained encomium on his charges for putting up the superlative performances.
“My boys are aware how difficult is it to win the first game. I want to specially appreciate their character and confidence as we grind the needed points.
“Going forward we are aware our group is filled with ambitious sides and we won’t leave anything to chance.
“We will have a time to review and prepare for the next task as we would be taking it one after the other. We want to imprint our own trademark in this season being a debut season and l believe we can go all the way to create a necessary spark,” revealed one time Knights FC gaffer.
Hoppers as he’s fondly called would be looking forward to outclass his former employer who lost to their rival from Ekiti. The two sides would square up on Thursday at the turf of Kwara Football Academy in the second game of the group.