John Jerome put the club ahead in the second minute of the match played at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.
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Niger Tornadoes, who squeezed through to this stage with a 6-5 penalty shoot-out defeat of two-time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba FC have a date with Green Beret FC at the FIFA Goal Project inside the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the match was played at the Kwara Stadium Complex, Ilorin.
Abdulrahman told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja that, his boys had prepared well for the match and would surely continue their impressive performance with an away victory against the hosts in Jos.
In the decision of the Aiteo Cup Committee made available to the media on Thursday, both clubs have been banned from participating in the next two editions of the tournament
The interesting Northern Conference encounter, played at the Kwara State Stadium, saw the hosts take the lead in the 35th minute as Michael Ohanu converted a penalty after Ismail’s Maiyaki was adjudged to have handled the ball from Kazeem Oseni’s cross.
Mighty Jets goalkeeper, Rutjuwe Gobum, had earlier saved Abubakar Tenimu’s penalty in the fourth minute of the game after Nkenji Cletus brought down Emeka Iwuji in the box
The boys from Yola employed a sit back tactic for the entire proceedings, frustrating their hosts enjoying the game
The Chairman of Kogi United, Abdul Sule, at the unveiling reception on Wednesday in Lokoja, said the decision to bring the experienced hand was easy based on his track records and achievements in coaching
The club’s Director of Football, Alloy Chukwuemeka, told newsmen on Monday that the team had since returned to their base for the final preparations for their league
The Chairman of the Confluence team, Abdul Sule, said this in a statement
“We (FA) are looking forward to seeing an epic encounter with enough upsets already and hope to know the new state champions.”
The Secretary of the State FA, Augustine Ogunmola, said: “Top government officials, including the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, are expected at the Confluence Stadium to watch the final
At the meeting held on Tuesday in Abuja, the club chairmen and managers unanimously elected the Chairman of Kogi United FC, Abdul Sule, as the chairman
The Players and fans of Kogi United were left frustrated again after referee Mohammed Rilwan ruled out another goal for the home side, when Adamawa goalkeeper, Inyakson Andeika, failed to grab John Jerome’s bullet shot in 38th minute as he slipped away from his grab before Mayaki Ismail tucked in the ball
Wada, who is also the son of the state Governor, Captain Idris Wada, said necessary steps will be taken to ensure the state clubs remain focused on achieving their targets
The reigning champions began behind as Ilyasu Hassan fired the non-league side ahead in the 20th minute before Nelson Ukwa leveled up 1-1 for Kogi United by dragging the encounter played at the Kogi Confluence Stadium into score-draw at full time
At the draws conducted at the Kogi State FA office, three of nine participating teams – National League side Kogi United, NationWide League sides FC Lokoja and Ankpa Leopards – were drawn bye in the preliminary stages of the competition
The only goal of the encounter, decided at Old Parade Ground, Garki Area 8 in Abuja, came in the 48th minute of play after a well calculated throw-in from Ernest Governor separated both sides who have six points each from four matches played
The General Manager of the club, Alloy Chukwuemeka, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Sunday
The decision, according to Adama, is in line with the continued efforts to restructure the club’s technical crew ahead of the 2013/2014 Nigeria National League season