After an opening day loss to Giant Brillars in Enugu and a weekend without action on match day two, we stormed to a 2-0 victory over FC ONE Rocket at home to gain our first three points of the NNL 2023/24 season.

There were two changes to the team that lined up in our opening game of the season as Musa Habeeb and Salami Farouk started in place of Oladoja Soji and Sulaimon Babatunde.

LINE UP: GK: Godwin Victor, Ojetoye Waliu(C), Habeeb Musa, Idoko Daniel; Onwe Kelechi, Oyedokun Tosin, Toyeeb Gidado; Ndukwe FearGod, Salami Farouk & Cole Ayomide. 

The start to the game was unprecedented as two minutes into the game, the referee awarded a penalty in our favour when a strike from Gidado was said to have struck the arm of the defender. Salami Farouk stepped up and delivered perfectly.

From them on, it was total dominance for us in terms of possession but no goals to add to it as we headed into the tunnel for the half time break.

A change at the start of the second half saw Sulaimon Babatunde come on for Ndukwe FearGod. The game was balanced with a few missed chances for us. Ayomide Cole missed a sitter but was clipped on the ankle before making the attempt which left the attacker out of the game and replaced then by Benjamin Jatau on the hour mark.

Finally the second goal came after a calm start from goalkeeper Godwin Victor. Salami Farouk took his marker on a sprint race, got the better of him at the byline in the box, sent a cut back to Tosin Oyedokun on the penalty spot with a lot of work still to do. Tosin took away two defenders and passed the ball into the crowded goal area, sending the keeper the wrong way to give us a more relaxed scoreline.

The final eight minutes saw a triple substitution. Tosin Oyedokun, Toyeeb Gidado and Harrison Uzondo Austin make way for Afoke Malik, Fuad Ekeleojuoti and Kareem Peter and the game ended in a 2-0 win for us.

The OgaBoys next welcome NNL newcomers, Inter Lagos in what is a Lagos derby in the NNL Conference B on Saturday, 9th December, 2023 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena with kickoff by 1:00pm WAT.


OUT- Ndukwe FearGod  IN- Sulaimon Babatunde- 45mins

OUT- Ayomide Cole  IN- Benjamin Jatau- 60mins

OUT- Tosin Oyedokun  IN- Afoke Malik- 82mins

OUT- Toyeeb Gidado  IN- Fuad Ekeleojuoti- 82mins

OUT- Harrison Uzondu  IN- Kareem Peter- 82’