NPFL: Jonathan Alukwu scores as noisy Lagosians fall to defeat in opposition to Kwara United

NPFL: Jonathan Alukwu scores as noisy Lagosians fall to defeat in opposition to Kwara United

Sporting Lagos received the maiden version of the Naija Tremendous 8 match on the Mobolaji Johson Enviornment, defeating Remo-Stars in a penalty shoot-out.

Sporting Lagos’s look forward to a primary away win this season continues after they fell to a midweek defeat on the Kwara State stadium to Kwara United, stories.

The Lagos facet made the Comfortable Nook joyful final weekend after a surprising debut objective from Tremendous Eagles striker, Junior Lokosa, sealed three factors for Coach Paul Offor’s facet in opposition to Niger Tornadoes.

Jonathan Alukwu was amongst the objectives final day out, and partnering with Lokosa up entrance in Kwara, scored lower than sixty seconds into the sport with a surprising shot, leaving the opposition’s goalkeeper with no probability to attain his third objective in three video games.

With 5 minutes to half-time, Kwara United’s goalkeeper, Adeyinka Adewale, denied Alukwu an opportunity to bag a brace with a terrific save, earlier than the referee pointed to the penalty spot on the different finish.

A nook kick fell kindly to the toes of a Kwara midfielder simply exterior the field, and he whipped the ball into the field, solely to hit Emmanuel Odafi’s shoulder, and the referee wasted no time in pointing to the penalty spot.

The Sporting gamers put up a protest as they thought the referee received the choice improper, however the determination wasn’t modified, leaving Ejeh Isaiah to attain the equalizer from the spot-kick and permit the house facet to enter the half-time break with a degree scoreline.

Junior Lokosa was taken off at half-time and about twenty minutes into the second half, Alukwu was withdrawn, and Kwara United continued to extend the stress.

5 minutes to the tip of the sport, the house facet received a free kick on the sting of the field, and was despatched it earlier than the supply fell kindly to Ifeanyi Odimmega, who positioned the ball into the underside of Christian Nwoke’s arm to safe the win for the house facet.

FT’| A troublesome end result on the street

Kwara United 🟢|2-1| Sporting Lagos 🟡#NPFL24 #SportingAway

— Sporting Lagos (@SportingLagos) November 1, 2023

The noisy Lagosians have now received two video games, drawn two video games, and misplaced two video games of their debut NPFL season.

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