Good morning Everyone
At the end of Match Day 10, we had completed our ascent, climbing onto the summit of the League. Second only to Kano Pillars albeit level on points with them. Few weeks ago, we were bottom of the pile, but a 1-0 win over Nasarawa started the revival. On we went over the hurdles we faced and accumulating a seven match unbeaten run. Kudos to Aigbogun 2.0 is very well in order.
My friends from Sunshine Stars was our latest conquest at the UJ Esuene. Prior to the tie, we warned how this team had become some form of killjoy for us in recent times. And how we must be careful to avoid a potential banana skin tie. That was yesterday’s blog. At the end, we survived a scare, got the available points and dumped Sunshine Stars at the bottom of the pile. I’m not hating now, I’m only just reporting events.
The gaffer made some interesting choices in his team selection. A number of the regulars were missing and in came a few others. Andrew Abalogu was back in the team after his injury spell. Taofik Omar and Stephen Chukwude were also back in the side and there was a start for Austine Oladapo. Our now Unbreakable center back combo, Anaemena – Ogbonnaya was well in place and Dare Ojo was at Right Back. And yes, Ibenegbu made his return from injury tasting action in the second half.
We got off to a good start and got put ahead by Stephen Chukwude. I do wonder at times, Who do you think is the best finisher at the club? Chukwude? Mfon? Wasiu? Mustapha? Bashir? Okonkwo? Who knows? I don’t. I’m thinking Bashir, honestly I don’t know. If you do know, please share with me. I disgress I know, but with the Continent in less than 2 weeks, I’m thinking we should know our best team.
The curse of the 1-0 home wins came on to bite as the visitors soon afterwards found the leveler. If we ever needed a lesson as to why 1-0 home wins are not ok, we saw it yesterday. I remember the Plateau game where they scored and it was chalked off for offside. We should be looking to finish teams up. Thankfully Anaemena got the second goal, cancelling out his own-goal for the visitors.
The rest of the game petted out in the pouring rain and having conceded once, Sunshine wouldn’t be let to get a second. We looked all set to move to the top of the pile until Junior Lokosa fired an equalizer for Kano Pillars against Rangers. Lokosa looks set to beat Mfon’s record with his 9 goals in 10 games so far. Someone has already mentioned that we should be looking to sign Lokosa. That to me is silly – we have tonnes of strikers who we can’t seem to improve. Let’s better what we have.
In all though, we are unbeaten in seven and joint top of the League. We have dispelled the horrible start we made to the season and are on a roll now, let’s keep on the momentum.