After a goalless first half which FC Mavlon were very dominant against FC Pirin-Razlog, the trio of Josiah Ochonu, Charles Agada and Israel Ayuma became very clinical on resumption, hitting the Bulgaria premier league outfit with three unreplied goals, www.totorinews.com reports.
It was an overwhelming display of top class football from FC Mavlon and it was not a surprise when the rain of goals began 15 minutes from time when Josiah Ochonu intercepted a pass from the central defender of FC Pirin-Razlog and the attacker hit a low drive into the net.
Mavlon continued piling pressure on the defence, as the strike duo of Kelechi Onwugamba and Charles Agada threatened again to increase the goal tally.
It eventually came after the defence of FC Pirin-Razlog committed an infringement inside their box and the referee wasted no time in pointing to the penalty spot.
At 15 years old, Agada, a striker calmly slotted into the net the penalty in the 83rd minute. Mavlon was in cruise control against a more illustrious opponents, FC Pirin-Razlog.
As if the the damage was not enough. Israel Ayuma hit a ferocious shot from 25 yards, which beat the goalkeeper and a complete package of 3-0 was delivered five minutes to regulation time.
The remaining minutes had Mavlon players still energetic, very fit, spraying passes and winning all the tackles, as the referee signalled the end of the game with the Nigerian side having 78% ball possession.
In a chat with the media after the game, Paul Ogunlaja, the chief scout of FC Mavlon said that it was a wonderful performance from the Nigerian side, beating a top Bulgarian club 3-0.
He, however noted that the emphasis is for the young players to continue to work hard and improve their football, which is the main essence of the training tour.
“The team played very well and we are glad that these young players are living up to expectations,” Paul Ogunlaja said.
“Victory is good. This is the first victory of of team since we arrived Bulgaria on this training tour and it really feels good.
“The focus still remains the development of these players and we are glad that they are learning fast,” he said.
FC Mavlon will tackle FC Levski-Karlovo in another friendly game on Saturday evening at the Evima Football Field.