Akwa United began their Naija Super 8 campaign on a high note, securing a victory against Yobe Stars in an intense Group B opener at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos. The match showcased the teams’ prowess and determination, with Akwa United emerging as the victors with a 2-1 scoreline.
In the 33rd minute of the game, Chukwuebuka Anthony displayed his aerial prowess and scoring ability by heading in a powerful goal from a corner kick delivered by James Ajako. This early lead set the tone for Akwa United’s dominance in the match.
Cyril Olisema further extended Akwa United’s lead in the 42nd minute with a stunning finish from outside the box. His precise strike left the opposition goalkeeper with no chance, giving Akwa United a comfortable 2-0 advantage heading into halftime.
However, Yobe Stars showed their resilience and fighting spirit in the second half. Just ten minutes into the half, Emmanuel James showcased his free-kick prowess by converting a superb free-kick opportunity into a goal, bringing Yobe Stars back into the game.
Despite Yobe Stars’ efforts to find an equalizer, Akwa United’s solid defense held firm, denying them any further scoring opportunities. Akwa United’s victory sets them up nicely for their upcoming matches in Group B.
The next match in Group B will showcase an exciting encounter between Rivers United and Lobi Stars. Both teams will be eager to secure their first win in the tournament and make their mark in the group standings.
In the tournament’s first game on Friday, Remo emerged victorious with a 2-1 win over Enyimba. This thrilling encounter set the stage for the intense competition that the Naija Super 8 promises to bring throughout the week.
Stay tuned to Complete Sports for all the latest updates, scores, and highlights from the Naija Super 8 tournament. As the competition unfolds, the stakes will continue to rise, and the teams will leave no stone unturned in their quest for glory.