After seven years within the wilderness of Nigerian membership soccer, Bayelsa United on Saturday introduced its return to the Nigeria Skilled Soccer League NPFL following a 2-0 victory over Cynosure FC of Abakaliki at Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.
Timitimi Ineikade and Robert Mizo wrote their names in gold by scoring in every half in an encounter that was witnessed by the primary woman of Bayelsa State Dr, Mrs Gloria Diri, some authorities officers and sports activities fanatics
Timitimi Ineikade gave the Prosperity Boys lead simply earlier than the halftime mark from midfielder Alex Oyowah’s lovely low cross to beat Cynosure Fc goaltender Akwari Franklin having did not take lead jiffy into the sport when Daniel Ekpo’s shot went vast.
Substitute Tonyemiete Owugha on 66 minute virtually doubled the scoreline for the host from Robert Mizo cross however was unable to take the benefit of a collapsed Cynosure Fc defence line.
Robert Mizo on 73 was introduced down within the hazard zone by Ezema Ifeanyi as Stephen Knowledge’s spot kick was saved by Cynosure Fc goalkeeper Akwari Franklin who was stored very busy all through the sport.
When it appeared just like the Prosperity Boys had been going to finish the sport 1-0 substitute Robert Mizo compounded the woes of the guests as he intelligently curled ball into the web on 76 minute to ship the jubilant crowd on the Samson Siasia Stadium into celebration.
The victory strikes Bayelsa United into the promise land having failed on three events, 2017, 2019 and 2020 earlier than the appointment of the present board.
The return of Bayelsa United to the NPFL was additionally a achievement of Governor Douye Diri’s drive to see that Prosperity mantra of his administration is achieved with sports activities and guaranteeing that Bayelsans witnessed topflight soccer.
An elated technical adviser of Bayelsa United, Diepreye Teibowei in a publish match interview mentioned he was joyful to information the group again to the elite division, declaring that the depth of the match affected the standard of play.
Whereas appreciating Bayelsans for his or her assist, Coach Teibowei defined that Robert Mizo was stored on the bench as a consequence of a minor damage that he has been nursing.
Regardless of the defeat Cynosure FC coach Joseph Bukola famous that their plans was to get three factors in Yenagoa, stressing that his group gave account of themselves.
Additionally, skilled left again Hassan Oladimeji asserted that he feels fulfilled to return again to the Nigeria Skilled Soccer League NPFL having vowed not depart the membership in 2016 after they dropped to the decrease division.
He thanked the Bayelsa State authorities and the administration of the membership for giving precedence to the welfare of the gamers, including that he was inspired by coach Diepreye Teibowei to remain again when he wished to interrupt his vow and transfer on.