ABS FC beats Gombe Utd to clinch 8th Ogunjobi Gold Cup


ABS Ilorin FC today emerged champions of the 8th edition of Ogunjobi Gold Cup Pre-season Tournament, after they outclassed Gombe United in 5-goal thriller at the Kwara State Sports Complex in Ilorin.

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 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 come back 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 a third goal for his team from another assist provided by Oyedeji.

It was little too late for the Savannah Scorpions to do a meaningful come back 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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