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GOMBE DID NOT DESERVE TO LOSE – ZUBAIRU

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BY OYEWUNMI KAFAYAT

determined and high-pressing Gombe United side was defeated on Wednesday evening at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium by a Friday Ubong 80th minute penalty, which gave hosts Akwa United all three points.

After a Savanna Scorpions player was found to have handled the ball within the area, the referee granted the penalty, and the goal clinched the victory for the Promise Keepers, who had labored for the majority of the game.

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The visitors got off to a fast start and had a shot on goal as early as the third minute when Ibrahim Yahaya dashed towards goal and fired a shot that Adewale Adeyinka saved.

Five minutes later, Yahaya came close to scoring the game’s first goal, but his attempt struck the post. Ahmed Jimoh and Samaila Bello

“This is not a match we were expected to lose…the superior side lost,” he said flatly after the game to www.npfl.ng.
The hosts improved their performance in the second half after making a first-half substitution, with Izu Azuka replacing Dare Ojo.

In the second half, Denis Nya, Utibe Archibong, Ubong Friday, and Charles Okafor all tried to put the hosts ahead, while Yusuf Abdulazeez caused Adewale Adeyinka to make a fantastic stop in the 60th minute.

Abasiakan Windy, Akwa United’s assistant coach, expressed relief at the team’s triumph after a tense battle. Playing against newly promoted teams, he noted, is always difficult.

Abasiakan Windy, Akwa United’s assistant coach, expressed relief at the team’s triumph after a tense battle. He stated that playing against recently promoted teams is usually difficult.

“It’s not surprising that the game ended up the way it did, since we know how hard and challenging it is to play against a side that has just been promoted to the premiership.”

“We just finished a game on Sunday, and we had to travel on Monday to play again today.” We were well-prepared and knew exactly what we wanted. “Three maximum points was exactly what we wanted, and we got it,” a relieved Windy said after the game.

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