Wikki Win Against Dakkada boost their Relegation Survival

Published on: 05 July 2021

Wikki’s quest for survival in the NPFL has been lifted as  Sale Ibrahim came off the bench to score what gave Wikki Tourist all points to boost their chances of surviving relegation to the lower league. The win is Wikki’s third at home in a row.

Nazifi Yahaya had given the home side the lead at the half hour mark after he ended a fine solo from Idris Guda Mohammed.

However, with two minutes to halftime, Kareem Abdoulaye leveled scores after he nodded in a corner.

The game seemed to be heading to a draw until the 73rd minutes when Sale Ibrahim struck in a rebound after Mustapha Abdullahi’s shot was saved by Loveday Anugbuo.

Wikki Tourist won many free kicks but were poorly executed with Udegha, the main culprit.

The visitors should have taken the lead early from open play but Musa Bashiru shot over the bar.

Wikki will visit Rangers in next MatchDay while Dakkada will host Heartland FC.

Team list Wikki: Alladoun Kolimba, Andrew Balogun, Salisu Adamu, Odeh Francis(Jimmy Ambrose 82′), Chinedu Udegha(Sale Ibrahim 68′), Mustapha Abdullahi, Peter Ambrose, Maiyaki Ismail, Eric Dufegha(Emmanuel Adoyi 68′), Idris Guda Mohammed, Nazifi Yahaya.

Subs not used: Ospino Egbe, Manu Garba, Jibrin Abubakar, Mustapha Ibrahim, Promise Damala.

Caution: Andrew Balogun 21′

Dakkada: Love day Anugbuo, Solomon Kantoma, Ibrahim Abiola, Kareem Abdoulaye, Francis Odinaka, Olawale Doyeni, Austin Osayande, Godwin Inamato(Sunday Awasa 80′), Musa Bashiru, Emmanuel Charles(Rivio Ayemwenne 80′), Solomon Chigozie.

Subs not used: Edidiong Usoro, Unwana Asuquo, Samuel Akpan, Nonso Ugwu, Muritala Lawan.

Caution: Austin Osayade 36′