Ismail and Eboh on Target as Abuja Metro FC defeat Mallam FC

Goals from Nuhu Ismail and Leonard Eboh gave Abuja Metro FC a 2-1 win over Mallam FC in the 2021/22 FCT FA League.

Coach Modebe made 2 changes to the starting XI that defeated Makinz FC a week ago. Nuhu Ismail made his first start of the competition, replacing Tony Opeyemi. Ramson Dupsonie also made his first start.

XI: Saka Ominisi, Hussaini Abdullahi, Naphtali Oboghare (A. Anuge 72′), Ramson Dupsonie (I. Ekedoro 72′), Prince Kennjones (c), Yohannes Oboghare, Temple Steven, Musa Bashir, Jonathan Habakkuk, Leonard Eboh (C. Utah 60′), Nuhu Ismaili.

Subs: Pyrus Jitoboh, Eze Vitus, Andrew Anuge (N. Oboghare 72′), Dajo Mershak, Charles Utah (L. Eboh 60′), Ikenna Ekedoro (R. Dupsonie 72′), Tony Opeyemi

After a couple of missed chances, the metros opened scoring in the 20th minite. Ismail latched onto a sidefoot pass from Leonard Eboh to put the ball beyond the goal keeper.

13 minutes later, Leo benefitted from Ismail’s tenacity. The striker followed up a poor clearance from Mallam FC, his pass towards Leo took a deflection but Leonard Eboh found the net to make it 2-0.

After the break, Mallam FC halved the deficit in the 56th minute but it was Abuja Metro who pressed on for more goals.

With various chances missed, the game ended 2-1. The win maintains our unbeaten record this season, top of the table and within a point of qualification to the second round.


Abuja Metro FC Win Five-Goal Thriller Against Defence College FC

Charles Uttah returned to scoring ways as Abuja Metro FC came from behind to defeat National Defence College FC 3-2 at the Government Secondary School, Area 10 Garki.

Line Up: Saka Ominisi (Pyrus Jitoboh 78′), Naphtali Oboghare, Kehinde Badmus (Dupsonie Ramson 60′), Useni Abdullahi, Bernard Bitrus (Chibuike Umeadi 60′), Prince Kennjones, Yohannes Oboghare (Tobe Nwankwo 75′), Charles Uttah (Ndubisi Martins 75′), Ikenna Ekedoro, Henry Osundu (Leo Eboh 52′), Nuhu Ismaili (Jonathan Habakkuk 52′)

Unused Subs: Eze Vitus, Andrew Anuge, Samson Simon

It was Defence CFC who broke the deadlock in the 25th minute. Their lead only lasted for 10 minutes as Charles Uttah pulled Abuja Metro FC back on level terms in the 35th minute.

The half ended 1-1 but on resumption the lads went ahead. Charles Utah turned provider for Nuhu Ismaili in the 50th minute before Ikenna Ekedoro made it 3-1 in the 64th minute.

With 5 minutes of regulation time left to play, the visitors reduced the deficit but Abuja Metro FC held on to the win.


Abuja Metro FC Defeat Hanik Sports FC to Maintain Perfect Start

Nuhu Ismaili and Ikenna Ekedoro fired Abuja Metro FC to their fourth win of the year with a 2-1 victory over visiting Hanik Sports FC at the Government Secondary School, Area 10 Garki.

The Metros made it four wins in four matches this year. Today’s victory extends the winning streak to four consecutive matches – a record in the club’s history.

Coach Modebe made five changes to the starting XI that defeated Mbora FC last Saturday.

Promise Anyanwu returned in goal while Eze Vitus, Sadiq Abubakar, Ayala Musa and Nuhu Ismaili made up the changes.

XI: Promise Anyanwu, Miracle Tonack, Benard Bitrus, Dupsonie Ramsey, Prince KennyJones, Eze Vitus, Ikenna Ekedoro, Ayala Musa, Nuhu Ismaili, Charles Utah, Sadiq Abubakar

Subs: Abboy Fidelis, Ocheni Victor, Bobby Abba, Frank Ahonye, Clement Cee, Jonathan Habakkuk

The game lit up in the 28th minute when in-form forward Charles Utah found Nuhu Ismaili in the box for a simple tap-in to give Abuja Metro FC a 1-0 lead.

9 minutes later went, it went from bad to worse for Hanik Sports FC. Nuhu Ismaili turned provider for Ikenna Ekedoro to make it 2-0 after a goalmouth scramble.

Just before the half time whistle, Stanley Godia pulled one back for the visitors in added time.

After the break, the teams continued to make attempts to no avail.

In the 63rd minute, goal scorer Ikenna Ekedoro made way for Clement Cee while Miracle Tonack was replaced by Frank Ahonye. Bobby Abba came on for Nuhu Ismaili with 20 minutes left to play.

With no goals scored in the second half, the game ended 2-1 in favour of Abuja Metro FC.

According to Coach Modebe, “it is a good preparation for the away game against Wil-Wealth FC in Bwari”