Kwara United. File Photo

Kwara United scored 2 goals in two minutes to beat Gombe United

Kwara United Football Club scored two goals in two minutes on Sunday to beat visiting Gombe United in a 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Ilorin-based side’s victory means they returned to winning ways after their 1-2 loss to 3SC of Ibadan on match day 8.

The hosts started the match day 9 fixture impressively, looking for an early goal and Gombe United were so lucky not to have conceded in the game’s first 15 minutes.

Defensive midfielder Afeez Nosiru powerfully fired a free-kick in the 23rd minute, but Gombe United’s goalkeeper Itodo Akor dived well to save.

The breakthrough eventually came for Kwara United in the 36th minute through Junior Lokosa.

Two minutes later, Gombe United lost concentration and conceded the second goal scored by Alao Danbani.

Gombe United, with Ahmed Jimoh upfront, tried their best to at least pull one goal back in the first half of the match played at the Kwara Sports Complex in Ilorin.

But the duo of Deji Bamidele and Christopher Nwaeze were too brilliant for them in the hosts’ central defence.

The Savannah Scorpions came out more agile in the second half, but they failed to get any goal.

Speaking after the encounter, Kwara United’s chief coach, Sulyman Ashifat, expressed happiness at the win, claiming that the victory would spur his players ahead of their next game.

Gombe United’s coach Aliyu Zubair, on the other hand, blamed officiating as the main reason for his team’s defeat.

Meanwhile, Kwara United will on Monday head to Uyo for their match day 10 clash with Akwa United on Wednesday.(NAN)

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