Okeji’s wonderful strike sinks Delta Force

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Delta Force Football Club of Asaba tasted its first defeat in the 2016/17 Nigeria National League season today at the Osogbo city stadium in a week 4 clash with Osun United after being pipped by a lone goal from the host.

Victor Okeji’s​ 17th minutes acrobatic strike was enough for the Omoluabi giants to cruise past their visitors and the first goal to be conceded by the Delta Ambassadors this season.

The Imo State born striker had swept in an acrobatic kick after connecting with a cross to beat Isah Ismail in goal for Delta Force.

The Asaba outfit were stung into action by the goal and almost drew level in the 30th minute after Ufioma Ajanikolo latched onto a loose ball in the vital area of the Omoluabi Giants before driving in a fiery shot that beat Osun United goalkeeper Ayo Ojo but was cleared off the line by a defender, Mojeed Yusuf.

Speaking after the match, the head coach of Delta Force FC, Peter Niekiten commended his players for a strong showing saying that they must take the positives from the game and focus on their next match against Papilo FC of Owerri at the Austin JJ Okocha Stadium Ogwashi-uku on Wednesday 5 April.

According to him the game is a must win for the Delta Ambassadors and the team must work hard to achieve the needed result.

For his part, coach of Osun United Duke Udi described the game as tough as their opponents came into the match with the intention of getting a positive result having​ won three straight matches. He described his players performance as superb stressing that he hopes to build on the victory ahead of its away match against First Bank of Lagos on Wednesday.

The match winner, Victor Okeji also described the victory as a big motivation for their next game away to First Bank in Lagos that the omoluabi giants will sweat their blood to get the much needed victory in Lagos on Wednesday.

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That brings us to the end of this live-text commentary, thank you for sticking around. Ekine Moseph is my name, let’s do this again next week.

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FT: Osun United 1-0 Delta Force
Victor Okeji’s 17th minute strike hands the host the three points.
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Into 20mins added time, the score remains Osun United 1-0 Delta Force

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86′ A nice build up play from Delta Force attack forces Ayo Ojo to make a save.

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80′ Hakeem Olalere’s pass finds Chigozie Obasi but his effort goes wide. He could have done better.

Osun United 1-0 Delta Force
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70′ Last Sub for Osun United: Agunloye Olalekan replaces goal scorer, Victor Okeji

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70′ The heavens have opened and the rains are lashing down here at the Osogbo city stadium.

Osun United 1-0 Delta Force
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68′ Last throw of the dice for Delta Force as Ogu Buchi makes way for Sani Hamza.

Osun United 1-0 Delta Force
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64′ Delta Force Sub: Amadi Obinna replaces Bihiaoghu Dilame

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58′ Adeyemi Adeyeye with another beautiful effort at the edge of the box but Delta Force goalkeeper Isah Imail parries the ball away.

Osun United 1-0 Delta Force
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55′ Hakeem Olalare replaces Mahmud Akorede for Osun United.

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51′ Mojeed Yusuff blocks a powerful freekick from Edozie Ifechukwu at the edge of Osun United’s box.

Osun United 1-0 Delta Force
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49′ the first attempt in this half goes to Osun United as Victor Okeji connects well with Adeyemi Adeyeye whose shot was deflected for a corner.

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46′ 2nd half underway at the osogbo city stadium
Osun Utd 1-0 Delta Force
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HT: Osun United 1-0 Delta Force

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42′ Delta Force Sub: William Ubong replaces Udeze Keneth.

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36′ Mojeed Yusuff abort what could have been an equaliser for the visitors after he stretches to clear on the line from Yomi Olaoke

Osun United 1-0 Delta Force
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35′ Osun Utd goalkeeper, Ayo Ojo with a superb reflex save from Ajanikoko Uforimazo.

Osun United 1-0 Delta Force
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33′ Alaji Rasaq goes into the referees book for a foul on a Delta Force player

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Injury forces Osun United coach into making a substitution. Adebayo Aleem make way for Mojeed Yusuff

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30′ SUICIDAL miss! Omoyele Tosin skips past his marker but his attempt goes into the side netting. That would have double the lead for Osun Utd
Osun Utd 1-0 Delta Force
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25′ Osun Utd 1-0 Delta Force

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17′ GOAL! Victor Okeji with an acrobatic goal to put Osun Utd in the lead, Omoyele Tosin with the assist.

15′ Yomi Olaoke with a long range effort but it was an easy catch for Osun Utd goalkeeeper, Ayo Ojo

11′ Adeyemi Adeyeye with another chance through header but went off the crossbar.

3′ Osun Utd with the first attempt by Adeyemi Adeyeye but went an inch over the bar.

1′ game underway at the osogbo city stadium

Osun Utd 0-0 Delta Force

Team News:

Osun United: 32. Ayo Ojo, 1. Chigozie Obasi, 30 Aleem Adebayo, 20. Alaji Rasaq, 5. Emmanuel Osigwe, 25. Adeyemi Kehinde, 19. Mamud Akorede, 40. Victor Okeji, 9. Tosin Omoyele 9, 27. Dare Olatunji, 12. Adeyemi Adeyeye.

COACH: Duke Udi

Delta Force: 21. Isah Ismail, 2. Udeze Ike, 26. Joshua Akabue, 14. Yeo Chacool, 29. Edozue Kenneth, 3. Austin Ekpoma, 22. Olaoke Yomi, 5. Ogu Buchi. 18. Onyemobi Kingsley, 6. Bihigou Dilane, 20. Ajanikolo Ufuoma

COACH: Peter Niekiten.

Good afternoon and welcome to our live-text coverage of the NNL game between Osun United and Delta Force

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