VANGUARD’s Kirikiri Warriors finally got into business in the ongoing Med-View/NUJ Games yesterday trouncing two of the leading national newspapers within the space of four hours.
Vexed by the shocking 0-1 defeat of its feeder team by the Sun Newspaper’s First Eleven, and the exhilaration it stirred among the management and staff of Sun Newspapers, Vanguard’s Kirikiri Warriors came steaming hot yesterday when it rolled out its First Eleven.
The appearance of Kirikiri Warriors First Eleven sent shudders down the spine of Champion Newspapers who the day before had boasted of putting up a strong performance against the Vanguard feeder team. At match time, Champion Newspaper players turned to jelly and ran away from the pitch leading to a seamless three points and three goals for the Kirikiri Warriors.
The next target for the Vanguard players was the New Telegraph. The New Telegraph players who according to sources have paternal relationship with Sun on sighting the presence of Vanguard’s First Eleven players scurried for cover.
Vanguard’s Editor, Eze Anaba, ex-international who had stints with Leicester City and Newcastle United charged the Warriors to go for the jugular of their next opponent. Anaba supported by Deputy Editor, Adekunle Adekoya, Political Editor, Emma Aziken and Vasco Da Gama’s school boy wonder, Onochie Anibeze promised not to look at the exchange rate of Naira in paying their bonuses and allowances in Dollars.
“Remember, we (Vanguard are former defending Champions. We remain numero uno in sports coverage and should defend the title we won in 2014”, he charged. Coach Prince Osuagwu and his team at the mention of Dollars burst into singing. Star players like Tony Ubani, Ken Ehijiator, Clifford Ndujihe, Pat Omorodion may be recalled from their bases for Vanguard’s next match.