Prime FC 2-0 Akwa Starlets: Taiwo, Adeyeye Strike Brush Aside NNL Visitors


Prime Football Club Saturday evening defeated Akwa Starlets Football Club of Uyo, 2-0 in a determined effort to improve on the season, while keeping intact the home winning streak.

Goals from Sunday Taiwo in the 34th minute and Adeyemi Adeyeye in the 45th minute ensured Prime maintained with their 100 per cent home records.

The match watched by a mamoth crowd at the Oshogbo Township Stadium, started on a slow pace for the ‘Believe and Achieve’ side as they gave plenty room for the visiting Akwa Starlets.

Prime showed no sign of slowing down as former Kwara United midfielder, Sunday Taiwo, got the opener via nodding in an effort from Lekan Oseolohun.

Adeyemi Adeyeye double the lead after eleven minutes with a ballistic shot at the edge of the box that cut Starlets goalkeeper, Ottobong Emmanuel, napping.

Akwa Starlets wasted series of chances in the second half though Prime goalkeeper, Ayobami Ojo, did enough to kept a clean sheet.

Coach Shina Afolabi, commended his wards’ performance as he believes his team will soon make a statement with an away victory this season.

“It was a sweet victory, the boys played according to the tactics and we shall continue to work hard until we get to our desired destination.”

Speaking ahead of Saturday away tie against Abia Comets, he noted: “By the special grace of God, I believe we are going to get something on the road.”

Akwa Starlets gaffer, Patrick Udoh, said he was impressed with his players performance despite the defeat.

“The defeat was bad, but the game wasn’t a bad one as far as I am concern, though we conceded two goals in the first half, but my boys did enough in the second half trying to ensure they salvage the situation but they didn’t.”

“I actually enjoyed the match in the second half, but it was the finishing that was our greatest undoing, we will go back and make some adjustment in the second round,” Udoh, told PRIME FC MEDIA.

Prime now with 9 points from 6 matches and they are to play Abia Comets on Saturday in Umuahia in the final match of the 2015/2016 Nigeria National League first round.

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