Pre-Season friendly: Nasarawa United defeats Jafango FC
Posted : 17 September 2023
As part of preparations for the new football league season, Nasarawa United FC, engaged a non-League side, Jafango FC of Uke, Karshi Development Area of Karu, in a tune up match at the refurbished Lafia City Stadium.
Looking promising from the blast of the whistle, the visitors tried to cause an early onslaught but for the bravery of the United Goalkeeper, Mustapha Danjuma, who poked the effort out of the danger path.
United would turn defence to attack, moments later, as Anas Yusuf didn't hesitate to convert a golden opportunity to put his side ahead.
Adamu Hassan would double the lead with a fine finish as the Solid Miners led with a 2-0 cushion going into the interval.
After receiving some pep talks from their coach during the break, Jafango FC reduced the deficit shortly after the restart as Hussaini Habila dribbled past Goalkeeper, Mustapha Danjuma, to slot the ball into an empty net.
Not done yet, Shammasu Mohammed showed why he is one of the most lethal strikers for the Solid Miners, as he took advantage from a beautiful build-up that began from the flank to increase the hosts' lead to 3-1.
Chinedu Ohanachom thought he had put matters to rest after netting United's 4th goal of the morning with a sumptuous short range effort, but Hussaini Habila had a different thought as his set piece from 25 yards caught goalkeeper, Mustapha Danjuma, napping, to bring the entertaining encounter to a 4-2 finish.
Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Jafaru Ango, alongside Permanent Secretary, Barr. Isaac Danladi, Member representing Uke/Karshi at the State House of Assembly, Team Manager, Nasarawa United FC, Solomon Babanjah, as well as a handful of other spectators were on ground to watch the game.