Abia Comets outscore Abeokuta Stormers in a five-goals thriller

Posted : 23 December 2023

Abia Comets were in jubilant spirits after the final whistle as they came from behind to defeat Abeokuta Stormers 3-2, securing their first away victory of the season.

The encounter, played at the Remo Stars Stadium, saw Comets take an early lead through John Otomewo, who slotted home the opener from Micah Onukwue's close throw-in, making it 1-0 in just four minutes.

The host, Abeokuta Stormers SC, leveled the score at 1-1 from the spot before doubling the lead in the 28th minute after a defensive error by Abia Comets resulted in the goal. The host went into the halftime break with a 2-1 lead.

In the second half, a different Abia Comets side came alive in the game when the technical crew brought in players like Ebuka Lazarus, Maduka Emeka, Oscar Nwaimo, Okere Daniel, and Ikenna Ogu. This combination helped change the narrative of the game brilliantly.

Ebuka Lazarus went on a brilliant individual run from the box, striking one of the best goals of the season to level it 2-2 for Abia Comets in the 84th minute.

However, the visitors continued to press on for a match-winner and finally succeeded when Maduka Emeka produced a brilliant individual run to slot in a through pass to Okere Daniel. The pacy forward slotted it home, restoring Comets' third goal in the 88th minute.

There was total team jubilation at the final whistle as Abia Comets secured their first away victory of the season.

With the victory, Abia Comets FC have gained six points in the first six games of the season, with four of the games played on the road.

Comets will be back in action with a home encounter against the Lagos-based club, 1472 FC, on January 6, 2024, following the resumption after the Christmas and New Year celebrations.



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