• Sat. May 18th, 2024

CMD Cup: Prof. Obaseki guides NMA to first Victory

Nigeria Medical Association, coached by Professor Darlington Obaseki picked up three points against Dominion FC, to keep their hope alive in matchday two of the ongoing University of Benin Teaching Hospital Inter-Professional Football Tournament on Friday evening, at the UBTH mini stadium, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

Heading into the match, anything short of a victory for NMA meant that they would not progress into the next round but Super Ediale Michael’s brace and an own goal was enough for the medical practicioners to have a positive goal difference and bolster their chances after defeating Group B former table toppers, Dominion FC 3-1.

The first half of the game was a frenetic encounter with Prof. Darlington Obaseki on the touchline dishing out tactical instructions to NMA who started the game slowly. Soon, the passion invigorated through the players and two goals were scored before the end of the first 45′ to give NMA a two-goal margin. Heading into the second half, Michael made it three, his brace for the game in the first 10 minutes after the restart.

Dominion FC began applying pressure to reduce the deficit and at least get a point. The former paid off, as one goal was netted from a direct free kick by substitute Moses Edogiawerie with less than 15 minutes on the clock.

This victory has seen NMA rise to the top of Group B with three points and a +1 goal diffference with Dominion sittting second, with three points and a goal difference of 0.

Action continues on Saturday with four interesting games on the card.

Jokanola Bolaji

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