The last group stage match of Platinum Cup 2023 was a crucial encounter, with teams involved fighting for the bragging rights of the competition. The match between Oloke United and Genesis had all the ingredients of a classic, with both teams evenly matched and determined to secure a win.
Oloke United 0-1 Genesis
Oloke United started the match brightly, taking control of the midfield and dictating the tempo of the game. However, it was Genesis who drew first blood, capitalizing on a defensive setback to score a well-placed goal. Despite sustained pressure from Oloke, they were unable to find an equalizer, and the game ended with Genesis holding a win from a slim advantage.
BJ FC 1-1 Rolly FC
⚽ Kenneth Ikoko 83′ – Amechi Godstime 78′
In the second game, it ended in a 1-1 stalemate. The game began with so much vigour as both sides were determined to produce the first goal. With gee minutes until the end of the game, Rolly FC scored the opener as ‘the Lions’ efforts were soon rewarded, with a well-placed shot finding the back of the net. The match continued to ebb and flow, with both teams creating chances at either end. As the clock ticked down, the tension on the field was palpable from the BJ FC team. It was Douglas Idahosa’s side who eventually broke the deadlock, with a late goal that sent the BJ FC bench into raptures.
The match was a showcase of thrilling football, with both teams giving their all in pursuit of victory. The tournament continues to deliver competitive action, and we can’t wait to see what the knockout stages will bring.