Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ocean Boys finish third in Fed Cup

Nigeria Premier League (NPL) side, Ocean Boys claimed the losers' final of the Federation Cup on Sunday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

The Divine Warriors defeated city rivals, Bayelsa United 7-6 on penalties after open play ended 2-2.

Martins Okpose got the lead for Bayelsa United inside 10 minutes before the impressive Emmanuel Enize got the first of his brace 11 minutes later.

Enize turned his marker inside out to side-foot pass Femi Thomas in goal for Ocean Boys.

And within six, Enize at the far end touched the ball into an open goal after a low cross from Eddy Ongolo on the left channel.

But Bayelsa United captain, Tarilaye Nwankwe, converted from the spot to put both sides on even terms.

Ocean Boys' head coach, Samson Unuanel made a tactical change bringing on substitute goalkeeper, Iboro Akpakpan for Thomas before regulation time ended 2-2.

Goalkeeper Sule Mohammed turned out the villain as he missed Bayelsa United's fifth spot kick.

Ongolo made sure Ocean Boys won the losers' final at the expense of their rivals.

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