Wasiu Falolu Shines as Gateway United Edges Past Tough Giant Brillars - oguncitynews


Saturday 9 December 2023

Wasiu Falolu Shines as Gateway United Edges Past Tough Giant Brillars

Wasiu Falolu's decisive strike secured three valuable points for Gateway United in their first home game at MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto Abeokuta.

Following a hard-fought draw against Osun United in Osogbo, Coach Samson Omiponle made three changes, with Damilare Babatunde, Taofeek Babatunde, and Odusina Sunkanmi joining the lineup. 

Within two minutes, Damilare Babatunde attempted a long-range shot, narrowly missing the goal. Despite controlling the game, Gateway United found goals hard to come buy. 

Samuel Ovenseri's 25-yard volley sailed wide on the half hour mark. The visitors also  threatened as Mbaota Chimaobi's header was tipped over by Joshua Oladeji. The first half concluded with the score level.

Obi Ifeanyi and Christian Samuel joined the game in the second half. Ifeanyi's thunderous shot missed the target, keeping the deadlock intact. In the 84th minute, Wasiu Falolu capitalized on a deflection at the edge of the box to smash in the winning goal.

The visitors nearly equalized with a shot hitting the woodwork. Gateway United held on for the victory, securing maximum points at home. Next, they face Ikorodu City in Lagos on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

Coach Samson Omiponle praised his team's mental toughness for the well-deserved three points. He expressed excitement, acknowledging their dominance and focusing on future matches. The coach assured fans of continued dedication and vowed not to disappoint.

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