Monday, April 28, 2014

Egwuekwe rallies troop after away win

Warri Wolves captain, Azubuike Egwuekwe (pictured), has told that the Seasiders will immediately put their 1-0 win at Abia Warriors on Sunday in the Glo Premier League behind them.

The big Nigerian international defender explained that Wolves are now focused on their next league clash billed for the Warri City Stadium against FC Taraba this week.

"We are very, very happy to win our first away game which is good for our ambition as a club. Everyone, the players, coaches, officials and fans are happy with the result. But we must not let this victory get into our heads because this is the best time to stay focused.

"It was a good win against Abia Warriors but it wasn't easy. Now we will return back to Warri and head straight into camp for our next match," the Wolves captain told

Austine Amutu scored the winner for Wolves at Abia Warriors, which helped them climb into fourth position from 12th on the standings.

Wolves now have 17 points from nine matches played and are three points behind leaders, Sharks.

Gombe United climbed out of the bottom on Sunday following a 1-0 win over Kaduna United.

Haruna Babalo's goal 15 minutes into the game was enough to give the Scorpions a vital win.

Despite playing against nine-man Dolphins in the later stage of their clash in Lafia, Nasarawa United had to work hard to earn a 2-1 win.

The Lafia club raced into a two-goal inside one hour through goals from Babangida Shuaibu and Jadang Wash before Emem Eduok pulled one back for Dolphins. Xavier Mendy and Adamu Tijani were sent off later as Dolphins finished the game with nine men but with Bolaji Sakin's late effort clipping the woodwork to the relief of the Solid Miners.

Akwa United and Sunshine Stars produced a four-goal thriller at the Uyo Township Stadium with Abdullahi Guindo putting the Stars ahead before the break.

Dead-ball expert, Nnamso Edo, stepped up in the 67th minute to strike a free kick past the Sunshine Stars wall and goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa to put the game at 1-1.

Sunshine Stars took the lead again with less than 10 minutes to play through Kingsley Eduwo before Kufre Ebong saved Akwa United the blushes right at the death.

The game ended 2-2 but Akwa United had lost ground on the leaders Sharks, who opened a two-point lead after winning 2-0 against El-Kanemi Warriors.

Sharks goalkeeper Danladi Isah scored twice from the spot in each half to see off El-Kanemi.

Second half goals from Moses Bunde and Stephen Eze ensured Lobi Stars dumped Kano Pillars two-nil in Katsina-Ala.

Enugu Rangers also lost two-nil at FC Taraba. Abdulmalik Mohammed and Tochukwu Esom scored for FC Taraba to return to winning ways after three straight losses.

Nembe City secured their first away point of the season after a 1-1 draw at Crown FC. However, they still remain bottom of the league table with two outstanding games.

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