A brilliant goal in first-half stoppage time by Seyi Oguntayo was all Akwa United needed to beat Lobi Stars 1-0 and claim all three points on Matchday 13 of the 2023-24 Nigeria Premier Football League season at the Eket Stadium.
Seyi received a good pass outside the box before firing an unstoppable strike beyond the goalkeeper into the bottom left corner of the post for what was his third goal of the season.
The victory was Akwa United’s third of the current campaign and coach Fatai Osho described the win as inspiring and added that his team will build on the tempo in their subsequent matches.
“This victory is inspiring because for some time now we have been playing well but results were not forthcoming and it was frustrating. What we picked today against Lobi Stars is encouraging because we want to sustain this tempo in subsequent matches.
“It’s not just about winning this game at home, we have to be more consistent because that is the only way we can swim out of where we are on the log. We have to go for points away from home.
“I’m really impressed with my players’ performance in this game but we know that we still have some work to do to ensure we win our games not just at home but also when we play away from home”.
With the result, the Promise Keepers stay 17th on the log with 14 points from 13 games and they will next engage Heartland FC in Owerri on Matchday 14.