Charles Utah scored a brace as Abuja Metro began the year with an emphatic victory over Konsole Sports Football Club of Abuja.
Few weeks after the team resumed training, Coach Chinedu Modebe put up a formidable side that kept Konsole at bay.
Starting XI: Promise Anyanwu, Bernard Bitrus, Eze Vitus, Prince Kennyjones, Tonack Miracle, Fauzil Yusuf, Charles Utah, Sadiq Abubakar, Jonathan Habakkuk, Success Orji, Ikenna Ekedoro
Subs: Ocheni Daniel, Mohammed Wakil, Dupsonie Ramson, Clement Cee, Ndubisi Martins
In the first half, goalkeeper Promise Anyanwu made crucial saves to prevent the rampaging attackers of Konsole from finding the net. It was Charles Utah who broke the deadlock in the 38th minute to give Abuja Metro the lead.
Three minutes from the break, Coach Modebe made a forced substitution after Tonack Miracle picked up an injury. Mohammed Wakil was his replacement.
In the second half, Charles Utah continued from where he stopped. He converted an assist from Ikenna Ekedoro and netted his brace in the 48th minute to put Abuja Metro 2-0 up.
Ndubisi Martins came on for Ikenna Ekedoro in the 50th minute while Midfielder Fauzil Yusuf made way for Dupsonie Ramson in the 75th minute.
With five minutes left to play, Clement Cee came on for the star of the game – Charles Utah, while Ocheni David replaced Bernard Bitrus a minute later to secure the win for Abuja Metro FC.
After the game, coach Chinedu Modebe expressed his delight to the AMFC Media.
“It was a good game for the lads after a long break. I am happy that they played to instructions”.
Despite being Metro’s first clean sheet since a 1-0 win over EE Sporting in September 2019, Modebe insists there are opportunities for improvement
“The players still have a lot of work to do in training. There is room for improvement. With more players expected in the team, various options will be created.”
“With a lot of injuries today, we can make an improved assessment of the venue and time of our next game”.
There is no better way to resume – A emphatic win. Congratulations Lads.