Lions on rampage as they devour the Owo-based side in a six-goal thriller
The Selection

The gaffer made five changes to the side he paraded in the win against Golden Jet FC, with Ajeyomi Lekan and Emmanuel Sunday recalled to the starting lineup at the expense of Prince and Samson. Adeyina Afolabi was also brought back to the starting lineup to replace Akinbola Oloore. Fresh from winning the August player of the month award, Hassan Musa got a starting spot over Sunday Amaechi.

Quick Start

The Lions went for the kill right after kickoff and could have taken the lead just a few seconds into the game for what would have been the fastest goal for the club, but Okorie Chinedu’s effort rattled the woodwork instead. 

However, the opening goal came just 4 minutes after Ajeyomi Lekan, who sent a thumping header past the goalkeeper off a corner kick by Dahunsi Tobi.

August Player of the Month, Hassan Musa in action


We doubled the lead in the 16th minute, this time through Dahunsi Tobi, assisted by Okorie Chinedu. Our skipper got his brace from another corner kick by Dahunsi Tobi with yet another fine header to end the first 45 minutes with a comfortable lead.

Rampant Lions

We went on to grab the 4th of the day in the 55th minute after Adepoju Onome had sent in a fine cross into Dahunsi Tobi’s path, with Tobi finishing it off with a fine strike to get his brace.

Michael Akpovie dribbles past an Emalex player


Dahunsi Tobi got his 3rd assist of the day to take his assist tally for the lions to 12 assists in 23 games and make him the assist leader by a wide gap for the team after he teed up Onome on the edge of the box with Onome calmly cutting to his left foot and sent in a fine strike into the bottom left corner to cap a satisfactory performance by the right back.

The visitors, however, managed to pull one back through an error by our goalkeeper in the 66th minute, but that later turned out to be a mere consolation goal as the lions humbled the Owo-based side.

What’s next

The boys will be up against Sunshine stars on Friday morning in a test game as the Stateside prepares for the forthcoming season.

Wonderxchange FC (3-4-3): Emmanuel; Lekan, Sunday(Samson 46), Seun(Prince 63); Onome(Akpovie 63), Omolade, Afolabi (Oloore 63), Adedayo(Ukana 63); Oluwatobi, Chinedu(Amaechi 63), Musa.

Unused sub: None

Booked: Ibitayo Omolade 88

Sent off: Ibitayo Omolade 90