Gbagada FC 1 - 0 Atlantic Business FC
18th January, 2021
Gbagada claim opening day win over Atlantic Business
Gbagada FC vs. Atlantic Business FC
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Full-time Scores: Gbagada 1 – 0 Atlantic Business
Gbagada FC of Lagos opened their account in the TCC League with a sneaky 1-0 win over Atlantic Business on Sunday.
Gbagada, who are one of the bookmakers favourites to dethrone Beyond Limits as League champions, got their season going when Balogun Wasiu set up Marvellous Adiele in the opening minute of the game.
Apart from the goal, Atlantic Business were creating chances in the final third as Gbagada goalie Ramon Kabiru made crucial saves to deny the them.
Meanwhile, Martins Nwocha continued to dictate proceedings in the middle of the park for the Blue Eagles and with chances difficult to come by, the scoreline remained unchanged at HT.
After the break, it was the visitors who were desperately searching for an equaliser but Kabiru made a brilliant stop to deny them final quarter of the game.
However, Gbagada almost extended their lead when Wasiu’s audacious attempt from range was pushed out for a corner before Kabiru denied coach Adiro Olayinka’s men in stoppage time to inspire Akinyelu Olajide’s men to an opening day win.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Martins Nwocha (Gbagada FC)
The defensive midfielder was crucial to his side’s play and dominant in the midfield. It was an assured performance from the versatile player.