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Bayelsa United FC begins life without Robert Mizo with a 1-0 win over Gombe United

Posted : 19 February 2024

In a highly anticipated match at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa on Sunday, Bayelsa United FC showcased their prowess, securing a convincing 3-0 victory against Gombe United FC.

This remarkable triumph marked the beginning of a new chapter for the Prosperity Boys in the second stanza of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL). It was a defining moment for the team as they embarked on this journey without their influential player and all-time leading goal scorer, Robert Mizo. The absence of Mizo, who was a significant figure for the team, didn't hinder Bayelsa United's performance as they managed to secure another clean sheet.

The opening goal came in the 13th minute when Bashir Mansur of Gombe United inadvertently scored an own goal, giving Bayelsa United an early lead. This unforeseen turn of events set the tone for Bayelsa's dominance on the field.

As the game progressed, Bayelsa United continued to assert their dominance, and the team's determination paid off eight minutes from time. Ifeanyi Assurance scored a decisive goal, doubling the lead and ensuring Bayelsa United's firm control over the match. Assurance's contribution not only secured the three points for Bayelsa United but also highlighted the team's depth and ability to adapt in the absence of key players.

The victory showcased the collective strength and resilience of Bayelsa United FC, signaling to their fans and rivals alike that they are a force to be reckoned with in the NPFL. The Prosperity Boys demonstrated not only their offensive prowess but also their defensive capabilities by maintaining another clean sheet. This comprehensive win serves as a positive omen for Bayelsa United as they navigate the challenges of the league, instilling confidence in the team and its supporters for the remainder of the season.


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