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NNL: Kogi United edge out ABS Ilorin, returns to winning ways

Kogi United Fc has returned to winning ways after edging out ABS Ilorin Fc in Lokoja.

A powerful volley from Jamilu Coker in the 22nd minute of the match day 8 in the Nigeria National League between Kogi United Fc and ABS Ilorin Fc was all the host needed to scoop all three points and improve their chances of avoiding relegation.

The host took the game to their visitors early enough as Jamilu Coker latched on a pass from the edge of the box and wasted no time sending a powerful shot past Nasiru Toheeb, who replaced the injured Boje Abdullahi into the corner of the net.

The host was awarded a penalty in the additional minute of the first half after an ABS Fc player was adjudged to have handled the ball in his box.

Pacy Striker Mustapha Ahmed stepped up but Nasiru Toheeb guessed right as he dived to his right to prevent the home side from adding to their tally.

Both sides picked up from where they left off immediately hostilities resumed in the second half and the visitors made some frantic moves to level up but the homeboys kept their end tight to avoid any heartbreak.

” It has been a difficult season so far and as it’s well known, we are battling hard to avoid another drop and thank God, we gave our all and it paid off ”

” We blew away lots of scoring opportunities in the course of the game but Jamilu Coker’s superb strike properly delivered did the magic.

” We will be away to Mighty Jet international of Jos and Hypebuzz Fc next week and the week after and hopefully something positive will come out from these two games to help us cement our Nigeria National League Status ” he stated

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