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Bayelsa United stunned NPFL giants Lobi Stars in AITEO Cup

Bayelsa United stunned NPFL giants Lobi Stars in AITEO Cup

Lower League side Bayelsa United dumped Nigeria professional football league giants Lobi Stars of Makurdi out of Aiteo Cup on Wednesday.

 

The round of 16 encounters that was played at the Dan Anyian Stadium in Owerri saw Bayelsa United matched into the last eight with a 2-0 victory.

 

Emo James scored the first goal of the game in the 20th minute after he capitalized on a defensive error from Lobi Stars defender Alex Aghahowa to beat Stanley Nwabli with a low drive.

 

Okardi Inikurogha sealed the victory with another goal on the stroke of halftime when he latched onto a cross from when a cross from Benard Okorowanta.

 

Lobi Stars came into the second half searching for redemption, but Bayelsa United showed determination to keep them away from their goal.

 

The Kabiru Dogo tutored boys piled the pressure on Bayelsa United, but it couldn’t yield any fruit as the Bayelsans booked their place in the last eight.

 

Bayelsa United will next meet Gateway United who themselves defeated another premier league team Wikki Tourists of Bauchi.

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