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Akinosun goal earns Yusluv FC draw

Jimoh Quyum’s first-half strike was cancelled out by an Akinosun Segun goal.

Quyum rounded off a big chance that he fell his way as a result of the atrocious handling of the ball in midfield by Yusluv midfield. A throw in from Dominion FC was poorly cleared despite an interception made by the Yusluv midfield and it resulted in a loose ball that gracefully fell for Jimoh Quyum who happily converted his chance. 

Yusluv had largely dominated the Dominion FC players throughout the game. They dominated them in the air and on the ground. The Dominion FC players however huffed and puffed trying to stamp their foot and make their mark in the game but things weren’t going their way. 

They however grew into the game and got a deserved goal in the dying embers of the first half game as forward grabbed the first goal of the tournament after the Rafiu Quyum and MuideenAkorede, his teammates had made a mess of the chances that fell their way.

Yusluv had a few chances with their one of their best chances coming from an Adelami Yussuff pass. But with the Yusluv forward, Adeniran Samuel known for his speed and earning himself the nickname “flash”, bearing down on goal, LukmanMubarak, Dominion FC goalkeeper dealt with the danger but the young man, for the most part, remained untroubled. 

Deep into the first half, Adelami Yusuff tried a super audacious move that almost put his name in the glory books of the competition as he tried an overhead kick from a  cleared Corner Kick. Lukman Mubarak had done well to clear the ball from the Corner but it fell quite unkindly for Yusuff who had to muster up a lot of nerves to kick the ball overhead, it however was not a very great attempt as he missed the ball and it was cleared out of the opponent goal.

Yusluv FC were creating but Coach Kola’s side resilient defending kept Dominion FC in front at the Immanuel College stadium. Moshood Naheem came close to doubling his team’s lead right after the break. He had headed down a long pass for Muideen Akorede. Akorede however couldn’t get enough power on the ball to beat the Yusluv goalkeeper. Naheem tried to pounce on the rebound but the keeper was up to the task again-reclaiming the ball and calming down the play. 

Dominion FC, renewed with energy began to live to their name from then on. They exerted Dominion over the Yusluv FC boys. They dictated the pace and tempo of the game and created a few chances of their own but they couldn’t make good of those chances.

Their dominance was however short-lived as Yusluv restored parity in the game thanks to a goal from Captain AkinosunSegun. Adelami Yusuff had a throw-in he made cleared on to the path of Segun who sidefooted the ball into the bottom corner of the net. Far from the reach of Lukman Mubarak who had had a brilliant game so far. 

Pressure began to mount on Dominion FC but they returned the pressure. Olamilekan Ayomide put his side on the backfoot with a terrible pass which resulted in a corner. From the following set-piece Adesina Emmanuel, the goalkeeper of Yusluv was caught in no man’s land and Jimoh Quyum’s looping header had him clambering back to punch over. 

With five minutes on the clock, Muideen Akorede broke free of his man with a beautiful peace of skill that would have left even Robinho applauding. He however, was too late before making a decision, affording the man he had previously left behind, LawalIbrahim recovered in time to make a last ditch tackle much to the  pleasure of his Coach, Abiodun Majek. 

Pushing for a late winner, Dominion FC broke, MuideenAkorede poor composure wasted a golden sight on goal, theYusluv keeper did well to keep a hold of an effort that came forth from a quick exchange of passes between Akorede and Rafiu Quyum. 

The last chance of the game fell to Lawal Ibrahim who was left unmarked for a corner. Owolabi Samuel’s well taken corner created a chance that came begging. Ibrahim did well to flick the ball but while his effort was enough to beat the goalkeeper, it wasn’t enough to beat the crossbar as the referee signaled the end of the game with his whistle.

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