Delta Force Football Club of Asaba has climbed to the top of the Nigeria National League Group B1 after beating hard fighting Go-Round Football Club of Omoku, Rivers State by 2-0 at the Austin J.J. Okocha Stadium Ogwashi-Uku.
Delta Force opened scoring in the 31st minute of the grueling encounter after Samson Obi whipped in a David Ijeh pass to open his goal scoring account in the 2016 Nigeria National League season after facing a three-week draught in front of goal.
The pacy striker almost increased the tally for the Asaba-based outfit four minutes after scoring the opening goal but the goal-bound shot was blocked by a Go-Round defender.
The Coach Clifford Chukwuma-tutored side made it two in the 19th minute of the second half with Chukwuyem Dibia driving in a ferocious shot into the bottom right corner of the goal post after collecting a pass from another substitute Henry Adams whose first touch on the ball left the defence line of Go-Round napping, while Salami Yakubu the goalkeeper for Go-Round was left helpless.
The two players who were making their debut in the 2016 NNL could have made it three after a swift exchange of passes, but the goalkeeper for Go-Round had his hand to the ball.
Speaking after the match the General Manager of Delta Force FC of Asaba Mr. Emmanuel Chidi thanked God for the victory saying the result was a welcomed one as the team fought hard to get victory. He also assured that the lapses noticed in the team will be amended before their away match to Akwa Starlets of Ikot-Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State next weekend.
He thanked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the unflinching support for the team while lauding the dynamic leadership of Chief Tonobok Okowa, Chairman Delta State Sports Commission for his commitment towards sports development.
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