A fascinating NLO matchday two enounter saw New Boys, Ottasolo FC trounce Ebedei FC 3 – 0 at the Kwara State Sports Complex, Ilorin to maintain their winning streak in the ongoing Nationwide League One.
Megba Tomola who fired blank against ABU FC was the hero in a pulsating encounter against Ebedei FC where he scored a brace to help his team secure a vital three points in the ongoing NLO in the City of Harmony.
His counterpart, Samuel Nkwachukwu who came in as a substitute also scored a peach of goal to help ‘The Solo Boys’ see off stubborn Ebedei.
A thrilling encounter that was full of talking points lived up to its billing as both teams put up a wonderful and entertaining showing.
Ottasolo FC started on a bright note as they took the game to their opponents and put them on the back foot right from the blast of the first whistle.
Ebedei FC tried to control the pace of the game in the middle of the park but were met with the perfect match of Ottasolo fc combative midfielders in Dominic Abah, Adefuye Tomisin and Ogunjimi Samuel.
Ottasolo could have opened scoring on 11 minutes when Hassan burst forward from the left and unleashed a fierce strike but narrowly missed the target.
Ebedei also had their chance to go in front on 19th minute when Olasupo Samson dribbled past his marker from the right flank and whiped in a low cross but Ottasolo goalie, Kerede Shodipo came out big to clear the danger to safety.
There was a Penalty shout from the bench of Ottasolo after John Peter was wrestled down in the box by Nnamdi on 26th minute but the referee waved play-on
Ottasolo would then break the deadlock to have their noses in front on 38th minute through Megba Tomola who slot home from close range off a brilliant low cross by Ogunjimi Samuel
‘Solo Boys’ continued their dominance as they build from middle of the park with Dominic Abah pulling the string.
Megba Tomola benefited from a fantastic effort by Dominic Abah to complete his brace on the evening just before the stroke of halftime stoppage. The former Katsina United midfielder displaced his marker and created space for himself in the midfield before releasing the young striker who slot the ball to the far corner of the post beyound the reach of Ebedei goalkeeper.
The ‘Solo Boys’ went to half time break with two goals advantage
On resumption, Ebedei FC gafer effected four substitutions to fortify his team.
Ottasolo coach, Olufemi Elijah also replied with a double substitution as he threw
Ikenna Steven and Nkwachukwu Samuel into fray.
‘Oliseh Boys’ came close to scoring on 58th minute when a sublime freekick from the edge of the box narrowly missed the target.
However, it was the ‘Solo Boys’ who benefited from the changes as substitute Samuel Nkwachukwu tap into the back of the net from close range off a fabulous cross by Adewale Adebayo following a fantastic exchange of Passes orchestrated by John Peter.
It was a massive standing ovation from the stand as ex Enyimba star, *Mouri Ogounbiyi* was introduced by Ottasolo to replace Samuel Ogunjimi
Ottasolo was dealt a big blow when striker Samuel Nkwachukwu sustained an ankle injury and was replaced by Adeshina Ridwan as he could not complete the game. The young striker who have scored two in two games may likely watch the next game from the stand.
Ebedei mount late pressure as they searched for a consolation goal but the resolute backline of Ottasolo kept them at bay as the Solo Boys ran away with an emphatic victory.
Ottasolo FC are still topping NLO group A table (Ilorin Centre) with six points amassed from two games and will next trade tackles with KJ United Friday, 12th February, 2021 by 9am.
Megba Tomola who netted a brace was voted as man of the match.