Paul Samson fondly call ‘Drogba’ opened the floodgates of goals in Abia Warriors 2-nil defeat of National League side,Gateway United
Drogba goal in the 15th minute off a corner kick by Ozioma Goodluck set the ball rolling for Abia Warriors
Atilola Abdulsalami Tunde who has been in an impressive form for Abia Warriors ever since he joined Ochendo babes in mid season made it two in the 57th minute
Speaking after the match,head coach of abia warriors Emmanuel Deutsch said ‘ experience saw us through because we played against an unknown side except the coach it was more like a banana peel but I am happy we are through’
He further went on to say ‘ in the round of 16 they are ready to take on any opponent either premier league ,national league or nationwide league side
Meanwhile ,Head coach of Gateway United,Hakeem busari said they lost the game due the failure of their team to take their chances
‘We did well but they did the scoring though we had our chances but failed to convert it and we are punished for it’
Meanwhile many casualties have recorded in the round of 32 of aiteo cup
Enyimba of Aba were earlier today sent packing from the competition after they lost by 3-2 to smart city of Lagos
Defending champions Enugu rangers lost lobi stars of markurdi by 2-0 while efcc fc beat sunshine stars of akure 1-0.
Aklosendi beat premier campaigner Nasawa utd 1
Rivers Utd put an end to Akwa United hope of playing continental next season after they suffered 3-0 while Katsina United still suffering from their narrow escape in the league were beaten 2-0 by shooting stars
Wikki Tourist and Delta Force are two of the premier league campaigner who also experience bitter pill of defeat as they lost to calabar rover and Cynosure FC respectively.