Valiant FC 0 - 1 Sporting Lagos
Sweet revenge for Sporting Lagos as they register first league win in two months
Sporting Lagos resumed league duties with a slender 1-0 victory over Valiant.
The side had managed a torrid past two months in the league, enduring a winless run that saw them drop to sixth on the log. It showed in their game too, as they seemed wary of a side that defeated them just over a month ago.
As for Coach Owolabi’s side, they seemed to still be on their Christmas break. Aside from fluffing their chances, they looked like a shadow of the side that scored three in this same fixture last year.
A dour first half was followed by a scrappy second as both sides wrestled for the breakthrough goal. Coach Shola’s men finally found the elusive goal, albeit in the 72nd minute. Second-half substitute, John Lucky, proved to be a game-changer as his goal made all the difference.
Now in fifth, and five points off the top, Sporting will be looking to jumpstart their league campaign starting with this win.l
MAN OF THE MATCH
Adamu Mukhtar (Sporting Lagos)
The midfielder was on top of his game, dictating play with his movement and ball passes.