By The Editor
The superlative Mayor Super Cup 2022 entered the second week on the weekend of October 22 and 23. The actions are still inside the impressive Pa Ngele Oruta stadium, the progenitor of the ultra-modern 30,000 Olympic stadia Abakaliki.
Group B took the centre stage on Saturday, October 22 with All Stars FC squaring with Immigration FC. All stars which drew 0-0 with Future Stars in its first match seriously looked for a way of upping its ante. It did just that as its strikers especially got their acts together to find the back of the net at will.
After an exhilarating duel, the stars pummelled their opponents with four unreplied goals. The stars in their galaxies truly shone.
Jude Ibekwe, a Football Fan said that they had a full dose of entertainment.
“Football is all about goals and we had full dosage today. This reminds me that Maxwell Umahi, the sponsor of the competition is a prolific striker. He scores goals at will,”.
The second match was between Lions FC and another star, Future stars FC. In this match, the Lions did not devour. The fangs went blunt. The stars did not sparkle either. The match after regulation time and the dogged efforts to turn the tide did not produce any goal. It was stalemated at 0-0.
Emmanuel Utobo is the Chairman of the Main Organising Committee (MOC) of the competition. He said that the competition was living up to the billing as a top-notch.
“We are happy with the standard displayed so far at the competition and hope to see more scintillating performances as it progresses.
(NB: W–Win, D–Draw, L–Loss, GF–Goal favor, GA–Goal against, GD–Goal difference, PT–Point)
GROUP B STANDINGS
W D L GF GA GD PT
A.Stars 1 1 0 6 2 +4 4
Lions 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4
F.STAR 0 2 0 2 2 0 1
IMMGT 0 0 2 0 6 -6 0
Group A action came up on Sunday, October 23. The first match was between Salt Fc which stirred the nest with their late registration process and the NYSC team. The Salt debacle drew the ire of other participants but reason still prevailed. On the pitch, it still showed class and beat NYSC 1-0.
Brenda Ajani, a Youth Corper who watched the match expressed dissatisfaction over the match’s outcome. She said the NYSC team was expected to win the match and seal qualification for the semi-final.
“We are however confident of winning the remaining matches and qualifying. The players are expected to learn from their mistakes and make necessary corrections.
The second match of the day was between Bankers FC and the recalcitrant Nkuwasi FC. Nkuwasi grabbed headlines when it refused to honor the opening match fixture with police FC citing that police paraded ineligible players.
Even after persuasion to honor the tie and make its complaints formal, it still did not heed and therefore forfeited three points and three goals.
On the pitch, it refused to live up to its name literarily meaning scatter, it failed to scatter its opponents and only drew 0 -0 with their more fancied opponents, Bankers FC.
Group A standing
W D L GF GA GD PT
Police 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3
Salt 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
NYSC 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Bankers 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1
Nkosi 0 1 1 0 3 -3 1
…..Maxwell Umahi is a Goooaaalll…