Valiant FC 0 - 2 Imperial FC
Valiant suffer home loss to Imperial FC
Valiant were defeated 2-0 by highflying Imperial FC at the Legacy Pitch on Sunday afternoon.
Valiant came into the encounter in search of their first win of the new campaign, while Imperial have turned things around since finishing bottom last season.
The home side started brightly and were looking for the game’s opening goal but that eluded them as the visitors’ defence maintained their calmness to thwart various of their attacks.
However, skipper Chidera Ezeno stepped up to give the away side the lead eight minutes before the break, thereby extending their record of scoring in every league game this season. Valiant had no answers to that goal as the scoreline remained the same at HT.
After the break, Mustapha Owolabi’s boys upped the ante in search of the equalizer but it never came. Changes were made by both coaches in order keep or alter the scoreline further into the half.
Meanwhile, in the closing stages of the game, Imperial doubled their lead through Ezeno once more to put the result beyond reasonable doubt for the Ogun-based side.
Consequently, the result leaves the Brave Boys winless, while Imperial made it two consecutive wins in the TCC League this season.
Morrison Kamara 2′
Zakkariya Yusuf 83′
Peter Kareem 40′
Samuel Ezekiel 57′
Abiade Sodiq 82′
MAN OF THE MATCH
Chidera Ezeno (Imperial)
Two well taken goals from the skipper to lead his side to victory. He distinguished himself in the game and was rightfully awarded the MoTM.