ABS FC have emerged champion of the 8th edition of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup Pre-season Tournament after defeating Gombe United in a 5-goal thriller at the Kwara State Sports Complex in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.

The Saraki Boys who beat the Savannah Scorpions 2-1 in the group stage made history as they came from two goals down to do a double against their opponents scoring three superb goals.

It was a thrilling first half that produced three goals within 18 minutes.

Gombe took the lead in the 13th minute after Ahmed Jimoh tucked home from close range in a goalmouth melee.

Yusuf Abdulazeez took advantage of ABS FC’s poor defending to double the lead for the Savannah Scorpions, smashing the ball into the net from a rebound in the 24th minute.

The Saraki Boys made a superb comeback to the game after Samuel Oyedeji scored from a brilliant free-kick to make it 2-1.

ABS FC took the game to Gombe United in the second half as David Okoromi headed home from Oyedeji’s corner to put the scoreline at 2-2 in the 56th minute.

At the hour of the game, Okoromi put the icing on the cake for the Saraki Boys scoring his fifth goal of this tourney and the third goal for his team from another assist provided by Oyedeji.

It was a little too late for the Savannah Scorpions to do a meaningful comeback as the match official signalled the end of 90 minutes to the delight of the new champions.

It was a fantastic moment for ABS FC trio of Toheeb, Okoromi, and Oyedeji as they respectively took home the Best Goalkeeper, Top Scorers, and Most Valuable Player awards.


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