Stationery Stores paid back Prime FC in full, but many of their supporters felt the Adebajo Babes should at least have added one more goal as reverse interest given the perceived ‘ojoro’ metted out to their team a few weeks ago by way of two controversial penalties.
FUAD Ekelojuoti’s two goals gave Stores victory
The Lagos darling team came into this game with a near wholesale change of personnel, and their supporters were initially worried that the team’s top scorer, Festus Ajah was not in the line up; neither was skipper Tinat Gideon nor highly rated left back, Dimeji Hassan. The visitors from Oshogbo had a very good, compact team and really made life difficult for Stores whose fans were nevertheless appeased by the inclusion in the starting line up of midfield general, Obinna Emmanuel, and left wing terror Fuad Ekelojuoti. Fuad justified his selection with a well taken penalty and a neatly headed second goal from a corner kick in the second half.
Apart from Obinna who was his usual boisterous self, the other stand out player for Stores was the new central defender in jersey no.24 who not only resembled our famous ‘kunde’ Ajibade Babalade in stature but also in style. Our new full backs also proved their mettle as they contested every ball and covered so much space from defence to attack.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (MVP)
Who else deserves this but 2-goal hero, Fuad Ekelojuoti. The young man is growing in stature with every game.
Prime gave Stores a very tough game, but we didn’t help matters ourselves with so many changes in personnel. On the strength of this performance I can vouch for the afore mentioned central defender as a very good acquisition. As for the others, only time can tell.