By Ogo Clarkson
Bayelsa United were stunned 2-3 at their backyard by Delta Force in a warm up game at the Samson Siasia Stadium.
The Yenogoa Stadium was light up with an early penalty awarded to the Restoration Boys which was nicely converted to a goal by Favour Martin’s but the jubilation was truncated by Ambassador power player, Eze Ekwutosin to stabilize the score line to a 1-1.
Favour Martin’s double for the host restore hope for the Yenogoa based side, but the well built youthful Eze Ekwutosin brace challenge was a enough to ensure the Delta Pride are equal to the task to a 2-2 score line ahead of the commencement of the most important league, the Nigeria National league, NNL.
When the quest for the former CAF Champion league side contender was exhausted even at the 83rd minutes, China Duruo superb kick forced the never say die fans of the Restoration Boys to give the Delta Ambassadors players a standing ovation even with an additional 10 minutes extra time of play.
Delta Force whose Nigeria Professional Football League,NPFL, slot was sold to Kwara United will hope to give any opponents a good run for the money in the NNL that is expected to kick off before the end of February 2021 if the league is not postpone because of the second phase of the covid-19.
Earlier Delta Force Defeated another NNL side Gidosky 2-1 at the Ogwashi Ukwu Township on Saturday to kick start their NNL preseason friendly games.
The next game between Delta Force against Excellent Football club who are expected to debute in the Nigeria Nationwide League One,NLO1 on Monday 25th January by 10am
At the Ughelli township Stadium has been called off following series of injury of the players of Delta Force.