Monday, November 15, 2010

Round up of Week 2

Zamfara Utd v 3SC ©
Dolphin 1 Enugu Rangers 0
Port Harcourt side, Dolphin Football Club, left it late to break the hearts of the travelling contingent of Enugu Rangers when it appeared that the Flying Antelopes will run away with a point. But Under20 midfielder, Omoh Ojabu, stepped up to bundle home the winner just eight minutes to the end to send Dolphin top of the log and two points ahead of the chasing pack with a perfect start to season.
Our prediction: 1 – 1

Juth FC 1 Gombe Utd 1
Ghanaian James Amankwei for the second week found the target for The Healers in another 1 – 1 draw just two minutes into the second half against Gombe United. No doubt, Gombe coach, Bernard Ogbe, will be excited that he was able to leave home of his former team, Jos University Teaching Hospital (Juth) Football Club, with a point after Lazarus Chukwu put his team on level terms just a minute above the hour mark.
Prediction: 0 – 0

Kwara Utd 1 Kaduna Utd 1
Kaduna United made rubbish of our predictor by holding out for a point in Offa. Teenager Barnabas Imenger shot Kwara United in front just four minutes before the break. But Emmanuel Bivan ensured that Kaduna United showed no signs of missing playmaker Sani Aruwa or Belgian coach, Maurice Cooreman to hold out for a point to the dismay of Kadiri Ikhana.
Our prediction: 2 – 0

Kano Pillars 1 Bukola Babes 0
It was former Bayelsa United man, Mannir Ubale, who was the hero in Kano as the home side struggled to pip newcomers, Bukola Babes. Though the Babes accorded themselves well by holding out Kano Pillars for 57 minutes but Ubale struck the winner to make sure that the former champions remained among the top sides in the Premier League log.
Our prediction: 2 – 0

Crown FC 1 Warri Wolves 1
Paul Aigbogun’s men will be kicking themselves for failing to nail Crown Football Club in Ilaro when they had the chance to do so. In spite of going into the lead on 30 minutes through Ekigbo Ehiosun’s chip from outside the box, the loss of steel in the middle when Emmanuel Omodiagbe was taken out injured ensured that Crown played their way into the game and Harrison Egbune scrambled in the ball on 75 minutes to make our predictor a hero.
Our prediction: 1 – 1

Lobi Stars 1 Sharks 1
Though our predictor pegged this game to end goalless, it ended in a score draw. Former Akwa United man, Victor Barnabas, scored inside 10 minutes to hand Lobi Stars the lead at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo. But Gomo Onduku levelled the game for the Blue Angels 23 minutes to full time to earn a point for the away side.
Our prediction: 0 – 0

Zamfara Utd 2 3SC 2
It was a four-goal game rather than two as our predictor pre-empted. But Fatai Amoo must be distraught that Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) failed to remain composed to the end of this game. Oba Dada fired Zamfara United in front on 20 minutes and veteran Kabiru Alausa poked home the equaliser for 3SC on 56 minutes. Amoo’s men appeared not to miss the power-play and darting runs of suspended Gbolahan Salami when Chima Akass stepped up on 74 minutes to score. But Festus Iyoma ended the villain as he turned in an own goal to hand Zamfara a late equaliser.
Our prediction: 1 – 1

Sunshine Stars 2 Enyimba 1
It was spot-on by our predictor in this one. But Sunshine Stars’ goalkeeper, Henry Ayodele, was the hero of this game after his spectacular display. Cletus Itodo scored on the half hour mark against his old club, Enyimba. But Ifeanyi Ede drew the champions level 11 minutes later before Onyi Chiemeka scored the winner on 63 minutes while Ayodele made sure that the points were safe for Sunshine Stars in the later minutes.
Our prediction: 2 – 1

Ocean Boys 1 Plateau Utd 1
It was another draw in Week 2 against our predictor’s 2 – 0 forecast. Former champions, Ocean Boys, shot in front on 30 minutes through Ndubuisi Nkoro before Waziri Kabiru ensured that Plateau United left the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa with a point to show for their efforts.
Our prediction: 2 – 0

Heartland 2 Niger Tornadoes 1
Samson Siasia was not particularly pleased with the performance of his side despite a win as our predictor said. The Naze Millionaires raced into a two-goal lead inside an hour through Okey Nwadike and Osas Okoro on 11 and 52 minutes respectively. But Ladan Bosso’s men cut the lead just 20 minutes to the end via Chibuzor Osigwe’s strike. However, Heartland held on for a nervy finish.
Our prediction: 1 – 0

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