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Jonah Hits Brace As Abia Comets Thrash Dakkada FC




James Jonah showed up like a million star with a brace as Abia Comets FC thrashed Visitors, Dakkada FC, 3-1 on Saturday.

The encounter which is a Matchday 9 clash, of the 2023/24 Nigeria National League (NNL) Sourthern Conference Group A was played at the Umuahia Township Stadium, Umuahia.

Comets took an early lead, in the 14th minute through Jonah, who headed home from a delightful cross by Hyacinth Olieh.

However, in the 19th minute, Jonah had a good scoring chance to double the lead, when he beat off two Dakkada FC defenders but failed to slot it from close range.

It started to look like a clear dominance by the Coach Okechukwu Ejeh led side, as Olieh made it 2-0, in the 36th minute, when he tapped the ball inside the net from Benjamin IIuyomade’s long free kick, as Comets went into the half time break with a 2-0 lead.

In the second half, the hosts continued from where they stopped as Jonah scored a solo goal to make it 3-0, after he headed home a delightful free kick delivered by Akpan Mfreke, in the 48th minute, which became his third league goal of the season.

The visitors scored a consolation goal through Aniekan Ekpe, in the final 15 minutes of the game via a free kick that went past Comets goalkeeper, Chibueze Lambert.

With the victory, Abia Comets FC have now extended their unbeaten run to four games, and move to the top six in the Southern Conference Group A Log on 13 points.


Oscar Nwaimo ON 46′
Emeka Maduka ON 46′
Okere Daniel ON 65′
Prince Nwachukwu ON 65′
Amaobi Ifeanyi ON 88′

While speaking with the Abia Comets FC Media, shortly after the encounter, Head coach, Ejeh praised the performance of the players, saying that the team will continue to hard work and improve.

“It’s a vital three points for us against a tough Dakkada FC side. But it was a good game for us because we won but there are still area that we need to work on because of the goals scoring opportunities we failed to convert in the game.” Ejeh concluded.

Comets will be on the road, in the next league fixture, against Rovers FC, in a Matchday 10 encounter, On Saturday, January 28th, 2024, at the U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar.




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