Worrisome July; Another defeat to the KCEE Boys add to the woes of poor run of results in July
The selection

Otaki Tope who has had a mixed of performances in recent games continued to get the nod in goal with Yakubu Emmanuel still recuperating from a back injury, with a number of injuries forcing some familiar faces to sit the fixture out, skipper Ajeyomi Lekan was replaced with Ucheibe Prince who despite having his role recently changed put in a very convincing display in defence rather than his usual attacking role partnered by Emmanuel Sunday who kept up with his good run of form in defence and Ojo Seun to complete a back three.

Emmanuel Segun started in defensive midfield, Terdoo Melody in attacking midfield flanked by Akinbola Oloore who has been having flashes of brilliant displays lately in training. Ilesanmi Fisayo was called back into the starting XI at left wingback for the first time since his free kick goal against Saint FC last month, Micheal Akpovie at right wingback with the duo of Dahunsi Tobi and Chinedu Okorie upfront.

Lineup vs Akure City


The Lions had total control of the first half but failed to find the back of the net. Ilesanmi Fisayo had the first chance of the game with a free kick on the edge of the box in the 7th minute but his effort was just few inches wide.

Terdoo Melody in action


In the 19th minute Terdoo Melody sent Akpovie Micheal through on goal but the goalkeeper kept out his effort for a corner kick. Dahunsi Tobi however found the back of the net in the 25th minute only for the assistant referee to raise the flag for offside much to the disbelief of the technical stand who were already celebrating a goal.

Second half

The opponent were gifted a controversial penalty just four minutes after the restart with Ilesanmi Tunde converting from the spot to gift the Kcee boys the lead. The attacker doubled his team’s lead in the 60th minute smashing the ball home after a scramble in the box.


Ucheibe in action
Ucheibe ready to continue play


The Lions however pushed and pushed to find the back of the net but it just never happened as they had to end the encounter with a defeat to stretch their poor run of form in July to 3 defeats in 3 games.

What’s next

Training resumes on Saturday as the boys will look to continue to put in more efforts to turnaround the poor run of form.

Wonderxchange FC (3-1-4-2): Tope; Seun, Sunday, Prince; Fisayo (Osasu 84), Akpovie, Segun (Onome 79), Oloore (Olayemi 56), Melody (Emeka  84); Chinedu( Opeyemi 79), Oluwatobi (Musa 73)

Unused Subs: Abednego, Emelike, Peter, Joseph, Samson, Tope, Bonny

Booked: Dahunsi Tobi 30 mins

Akure City FC: Tochukwu; Tope(Ope 46), Wisdom, Togo(Blessing 46), Posi(Abass 46), Dayo, Victor(Olar 46), Ahmed(Tunde 46), Precious(Shina 26 mins), Tayo, Gauis(Nedu 46).

Scorers: Ilesanmi Tunde 49, 60