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Udenu defeats Uzo-Uwani 2-1 in on-going 2022/2023 S-E-S-N-M football tournament in Enugu

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Udenu LG Team
Udenu LG team

BY OKWUDILI EZE / ENUGU

It was a perfect match for Udenu Local Government boys when they outclassed their opponents, Uzo-Uwani Local Government squad by 2-1 in the on-going S-E-S-N-M football tournament held last Saturday at Mestalla Ngwo Park stadium, Enugu.

Udenu missed an opportunity to take the lead at five minutes of the play when their striker shot wide even when he had only the goalkeeper at his mercy. Though before the striker shot off the target, he was caught offside.

The Udenu boys mounted pressure on their opponents keeping them at bay in their half of the pitch. Nine minutes later, one of the mid fielders from Udenu wrnt on rampage and meandered through the defence of Uzo-Uwani to score their first goal of the match.

Udenu LG Team
Udenu LG team

Irked by the goal, Uzo- Uwani roared back, contesting every ball in the pitch. The counter paid off for Uzo-Uwani when one of their strikers was brought down outside 18 yard box. The Uzo-Uwani boys did not blink an eye to convert the free kick awarded by the Centre referee, equalizing the score to 1-1

Uzo Uwani LG team
Uzo Uwani LG team

The Udenu boys had another chance when their striker was hacked by Uzo-Uwani defender which led to a free kick that was smashed into the net making it 2-1 in the first half in favour of Udenu.

The second half saw both sides working hard to make amend on their shortcomings.

There was free-flowing and ruthless display as each side was determined to earn the three points at stake.

Few minutes into the second half of the game saw a free throw from Udenu goalkeeper at the rear to his striker who mesmerized two defenders of Uzo-Uwani before tucking the ball into the net for a third goal but was disallowed by the centre, putting the scoreline to 2-1

It was a ding don affairs characterised by rough play momentarily delay until the Centre referee blew the whistle signalling the end of the game at 90 minutes.

Full time scores: Udenu 2, Uzo-Uwani 1

Speaking to newsmen after the game, the captains of both teams lauded the sponsor of the tournament, His Excellency, Pastor Donatus Obi Ozoemena for his contributions to sports development in Enugu State.

They wished the ADC Gubernatorial Candidate, Pastor Ozoemena, a successful outing in his governorship race, stressing that he is the kind of leader the people of Enugu State need.

“His Excellency Pastor Donatus Obi Ozoemena is a man with large heart whose philanthropic role and human compassion are un-equal”, they added.

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