November 12, 2018

Bet9ja Football League debut in Enugu

Bet9ja Football League debut in Enugu

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Enugu – The maiden edition of Bet9ja Football League in Enugu State on Monday kicked off at the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC) temporary stadium.

Glo Premier League Trophy Presentation… From left, Chairman of the League Management Company, Mallam Shehu Dikko, Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwumi and Enyimba captain, Chinedu Udoji at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagod.

The league is organised in collaboration with the Enugu State Football Association in four different venues in the state.

UNEC hosts Group A with Group B to battle at Emene while Group C and D will battle it out in Nsukka and Awgu Local Government Areas of the state respectively.

It was a thrilling and exciting game of the opening match at the UNEC Stadium with Coal Camp thrashing Real Madrid of 9th Mile 5-1.

Camp race to 2-0 before the interval as the second half produced 4 goals.

Camp started the onslaught when Chidi Ogbodo scored in the 15th minute of the match and Chinedu Ogbu made it 2-0 before the interval.

Paschal Uwandu made it 3-0 after the interval in the 69th minute before Odinaka Nnadi reduced the tally for Real Madrid in 75th minute.

It was one way traffic for Camp as Chinedu Ogbu completed his brace in 85th minute and Chimezie Ugwueze made it 5-1 in the final minute of the match.

Speaking to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the match, the Coal Camp Coach, Harmony Chimezie expressed joy over his team’s performance.

He noted that his team was not yet perfect adding that they would go back to the drawing board to correct the lapses discovered in the match.

“We still have to play other teams in the group and we do not know their strength so we have to keep improving.

“Every team that is taking part in this competition wants to win so I want my team to reach the final and probably win the trophy,” he said.