It was goals feast for FC Ifeanyi Ubah as they walloped Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC 4-0 yesterday at the Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium, Nnewi, in their NPFL matchday 2 game which had the trappings of a cup final cracker.
The Anambra Warriors who were without doubt nursing the pain of the sad experience in Kano over the weekend, pounced on their opponents like wounded lions at the kickoff.
The capacity crowd inside the magnificent Ifeanyi Ubah stadium urged the Warriors on, as they sang to the rhythm of the supporters club’s drum beats.
Ivorian import, Kone Yaya, opened scoring in the 10th minute when he deflated a goal bound shot into the net. The stadium erupted in celebration as FC Ifeanyi Ubah were in control of the game pushing MFM to their own half of the field.
King Osanga increased the tally to two in the 33rd minute when he nodded into the net a set piece from Kone Yaya.
The visitors fought back, making frantic efforts to reduce the tally but the defense line of FC Ifeanyi Ubah marshaled by Eze Stephen stood their ground. Captain of the Anambra Warriors, Ikechukwu Ezenwa put the ambitious MFM attackers on check as he thwarted every efforts putting the ball behind him.
Jimoh Oni put the game beyond MFM’s redemption when he scored the third goal in the 35th minute after a brilliant run.
At resumption of second half, the two sides made substitutions to add bite to their attacking line-up.
Ifeanyi Onuigbo literarily sealed the victory for FC Ifeanyi Ubah two minutes to stoppage time, after his brilliantly taken free kick at edge of the MFM box shook the net.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah coach, Preko Yaw commended his boys for the wide goal margin while the visitors’ coach Fidelis Ikechukwu admitted that their guest were the better side in the highly entertaining encounter, adding that his players let him down.
“They actually let me down when I expected them to rise to the occasion to justify their inclusion.
“Well, the outcome of this match is history we will work hard to get it right in subsequent matches.
“I’m sure we will get it right, surely we will bounce back to winning way against Lobi Stars.
“FC IfeanyiUbah had a great game and performed creditable well I think they deserved to win the encounter,” said llechukwu.