In most part of the country, it’s been rains aplenty, it was not exactly a surprise that ABU Nobles and UNIUYO Tuskites decided to let loose with streams of goals on their hapless opponents. It was indeed a deluge of goals as both Idara Jude of UNIUYO Tuskites and Jamilu Usman helped themselves to a hat trick each in the feast.
Perhaps buoyed by the presence of their illustrious Vice-Chancellor, Idara Jude, UNIUYO’s jersey number 30’s hat-trick, ensured that the Tuskites secure a superb victory over the Minders. UNIUYO Tuskites dictated play at the start of the game and in the 3rd minute, Idara Jude converted a brilliant cross to score a fantastic header to the delight of home fans. However, Ikemefuna Frank, IAUE Minders’ jersey number 11, scored a stirring equalizer in the 30th minute to bring his team back into the game.
Idara Jude expressed his dominance over the Minders defense again, in the 54th minute and completed a hat-trick in the 64th minute to provoke a loud ovation at the UNIUYO Stadium. With Adonis Okon converting a penalty kick to the home fans delight in the 82nd minute, UNIUYO Tuskites claimed a superior victory to earn an early advantage in group C.
Meanwhile, in Zaria, ABU Nobles secured a comfortable win over KUST Pyramids as Jamilu Usman also netted a hat-trick to give the nobles a superb 4: 1 victory, after Adamu Adamu opened scoring for the team in the 12th minute. Hussain Arwal helped to put the pyramids on the scoresheet, however, his goal which came in the 8th minute was not enough to save his team from the Noble's superiority.
In Zaria also, ATBU Bravehearts and UNIMAID dessert warriors shared points, in the second game of group G. Goals from Delly Billyok, ATBU’s jersey number 8 and Uche Francis UNIMAID’s jersey number 11 ensured that both teams shared spoils.