Destiny Boys Crowned NLO Super 8 Champions
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By Our Correspondent
Destiny Boys have emerged champions of the Nationwide League One (NLO) after they defeated Campos FC in a five-goal thriller at the Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne on Friday.
It was a game of two halves that saw the Ikorodu based team come from behind to win 3-2 after scoring three second half goals.
Campos FC took the lead after Nzubechi Ogbuehi scored two quick goals in the 34th and 37th minute to put his team in the driver’s seat, as the Owerri based team finished the half with a 2-0 lead.
It was a huge turn around of events in the second half after Enyimba legend, Ayo Saka scored in the 58th which appeared to be the right tonic Destiny Boys needed.
As the game entered the last 10 minutes, Uzoma Chinonso pounced on lose ball from Campos defenders sloppy defending to put the scoreline as 2-2 in the 82nd minutes.
With eight more minutes and added-time, the boys from Ikorodu were determined not to take the game to penalty shootout as they had faith in destiny.
As they piled up the heat on Campos defence, they were gifted a third and winning goal after Awolonu Chukwuebube put the ball in his own goal in the 89th minute.
It was little too late for Campos to put up an attack as the match official signalled end of play after three minutes of added time.