Lobi Stars’ Comeback Shocks Rivers United in Naija Super 8 Opener

by: Evolve


Lobi Stars pulled off a remarkable comeback to secure a 2-1 victory over Rivers United at the Naija Super Eight contest in Lagos.

The match, held at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, witnessed a thrilling display from both teams.

despite taking an early lead, Rivers United failed to maintain their advantage, ultimately succumbing to Lobi Stars’ relentless pursuit of victory.

Match Recap:

Rivers United dominated the opening stages of the game, with Albert Korvah’s strike in the 31st minute deflecting off Lucky Jimoh and finding the back of the net.

This goal provided a promising start for Stanley Eguma’s side, fueling hopes of extending their unbeaten run against Lobi Stars to six matches.

However, Lobi Stars refused to be deterred, displaying resilience and patience throughout the game.

It took until the 71st minute for them to find the equalizer, as Okoromi David’s half volleyed shot nestled into the net, drawing the match level.

As the game approached its closing moments, a dramatic turn of events unfolded.

Deep into stoppage time, Chibuike Charles seized the opportunity, tapping the ball into an empty net.

The Lobi Stars’ stunning comeback win was sealed by a rather simple cross that slid through the hands and legs of Rivers United custodian, Victor Sochima, and led to joyful celebrations among the players, coaching staff and supporters of the Makurdi-based team.

Upcoming Fixture:

Despite the setback, Rivers United remains determined and focused on bouncing back from their opening defeat.

Their next challenge in the Naija Super 8 tournament will see them face off against Awka United on Monday.

Undoubtedly, the Port Harcourt outfit will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of victory, eager to regain momentum and secure a crucial win.




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