• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

Jagaban Cup Day 2: Smart City, 36 Lion Win Big As Goals Rain

Fifteen goals were recorded with four wins in four games at the ongoing 2nd edition of the Jagaban Cup in Lagos state with Smart City football club recording a high margin victory over  Ikorodu City and 36 Lion putting three past Broad City to record their second win in the tournament.

Gameday 2 was filled with surprises. Smart City humiliated Ikorodu City at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Imperial secured a massive three points against highly fancied Dino SC, The Charleston overpowered Mavlon and 36 Lion showed no mercy to Broad City.

The day began with the Nigeria National League derby. Hammed Adepoju’s first blood was cancelled out by Adelani Shola as the first half ended all square.

Smart pierced a sharp dagger in the heart of Oga Boys during the home stretch. Monday Emmanuel and Ibrahim Fuad delivered crushing blows, as Chibuike Prestige was unlucky to bag an own goal in an unforgettable game for his team.

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Broad City faced another tough challenge in a ding-dong battle with 36 Lion. Bangoura Mohammed opened the scoring just after three minutes. Badmus Ahmed equalized 26 minutes later. In the 44th minute, Oluwafemi Opeyemi tapped in from close range. Broad City stayed in the fight but Bangoura extinguished their hopes with the “Insurance Goal” for 36 Lion.

A beautiful solo goal from Emmanuel Stephen of Malvon destabilized Charleston in the third match of the day. But The Charlesann dusted themselves and fought like Warriors. They got their victory thanks to goals from Egeonu Collins and Emma Chukwu.

10-man Imperial needed to make a statement after disappointment in their opener with 36 Lion. Dino never really got out of the blocks. They had good possession and missed two penalty kicks.

Chidera and Musa Malik showed efficiency to give Imperial a two-goal cushion. James Okpe accounted for the consolatory strike in a dramatic end to the game.

Day 2 Results
Ikorodu City 1-4 Smart City
Broad City 1-3 36 Lion
The Charlesann 2-1 Mavlon
Imperial 2-1 Dino SC

Jagaban Cup Next Fixtures

Day 3: March 28th
Smart City Vs Mavlon 7am
36 Lion Vs Dino SC 8 am
The Charlesann Vs Ikorodu City 9am
Imperial Vs Broad City 10 am

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