How Bendel Insurance defeat us-Shola Brossa

ImageBolowotan defensive Midfielder, Shola Brossa, who captained the team against Bendel Insurance has sensationally disclosed to how Bendel Insurance piped his side by 2-1 in Matchday 5 encounter of the Nigeria National League(NNL) Division B game in Benin on Saturday,19th of January, 2013. Continue reading on

Shola says” we lost the game in the first half, our defense were unable to stop Insurance attack, going forward we also missed two clear-cut chances which could have gave us an equalizer, we were so hopeful of taking points in Benin but we failed to take our chances,

He stressed further” we created a lot of havoc for the home side in the second have of the game, but we missed it again, we have learnt one or two lessons from this game and we are going to improve upon it,” he told

The game began under a conducive atmosphere at Samuel Ogbemudia stadium with the Female FIFA badge refeere, Nwogwu Uloma at the center of the pitch, Insurance kicked the ball first as the first half gets underway.

Both sides started the game well with beautiful dispay of the round leather game, Bolowotan defence lost the rhythm of the game in the 4th minutes of play, Iyayi Atiemwen opened the score sheet for Bendel in the 5th minutes after a well-worked move, he ran through Bolowotans’ defence and dribbled passed the keeper and hit the back of the net, game continues with the host leading by one goal to nill.

Shola Brossa of Bolowotan passed the ball to Omudu Charles, Omudu set up Ogunlewe Demola right in the box of the host but Demola failed to leveled the score line as he shot the ball wide, Bolowotan got another goal scoring chance which could have restored confidence into the team, through Demola but he misses the begging chance, afterwards, Insurance  dominated the game, unsettled Bolowotans’ defence, Cyrian Uche doubled the lead for the home side in the 41st minutes, first half ended by 2-0 in favour of Bendel Insurance.

Bolowotan came out well in the second 45 minutes, they got a goal in 48th minutes as Demola Ogunlewe redeemed his game as he pumped in a goal in the visitors yard,  his goal threw the home team off balance, Bolowotan then controlled the play of the game right from the beginning of second half till the final 90 minutes, Bolowotan pacy attacker, Newman Musa saw yellow as he impeded Bendel defender when he was contesting for the ball in the air, Bolowotan created a lots of chances but Bendel goalie Enaholo Joshua was on duty as he made great saves, Bolowotan made three changes as they went in search of goals, William Memme came in for Ugochukwu Nwankwo,while Demola Ogunlewe came out for Saidu Abubakar and Omudu Charles was subtituted for Odunlade Paul.

Bolowotan pressed forward as they piled more pressure on the home team, Othuke Jacob got a beautiful pass from William Memme, he tapped the ball forward, dribbled pass the defenders but failed to hit the back of the net. Game ended by 2-1 as Bendel Insurance beat Bolowotan.


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