AITEO CUP: Gata’s Hat trick Inspires ABS FC


It rained goals at the Kwara stadium complex Ilorin as ABS FC ran over visiting Adamawa united feeders in the round of 32
of the Aiteo cup in a 9-goal thriller.

Adeshina Gata scored a hat-trick and put up a superb performance to earn the man of the match award as Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC beat Adamawa United Feeders team 6-3 on wednesday.

Gata opened scoring with just two minutes on the clock when an Adamawa
Feeders defender deflected his shot into his own net. The youngster doubled
the lead two minutes later for the hosts when he dribbled past no fewer
than three defenders to put the Saraki Boys in the driving sit.

In the 6th minute, Kazil Mohammed capitalized on ABS FC’s defensive error
to lob the ball over Yinka Adewale in goal to make the scoreline 2-1.

The Saraki Boys dominated proceedings throughout the first stanza to stamp
their authority on the visitors.

Gata returned from where he stopped in the first half troubling the Adamawa Feeders defense from time to time.

He completed his hat-trick in the 53rd minute when he dribbled the entire
Adamawa Feeders defenders to slowly slot past them inside the net.

Ibrahim Abdullahi who replaced Orji Ejike in the 56th minute, added to the Saraki Boys’ tally in the 62nd minute, finishing beautifully to make it 4-1.

Martin Ossy recovered from a tripping to find the net to give the Saraki Boys a 5-1 lead in the 72nd minute.

Adamawa Feeders’ Babangida Salihu scored the first of his brace in the 74th minute when he capitalized on a ABS FC’s defensive lacklustre to find the back of the net. And He completed his brace when he headed past Adewale from a Yusuf Isa’s cross in the 85th minute.

Ossy completed the Saraki Boys’ rout and his brace in extra time, curling a well taken shot to the far left of Mamuremako in goal for Adamawa Feeders.

Speaking after the game, Gata said he feels satisfied with the result and he awaits their next opponent in the round of 16.

“I think this win will serve as motivation for us. Personally, I feel so blessed to have scored three goals, anybody can do that in this team. Thank God for the victory and we hope to continue fighting for our survival in
the league and hopefully we can go far in this Aiteo cup.

“The round of 64 victory over Enyimba FC wasn’t a fluke. This team is so determined and committed to success. We hope we can score many goals and be victorious in our next two league games and continue to do well in this championship”, the former Kwara Utd forward said to

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