NPFL MatchDay 9 : Rilwan Sadiq’s Heroic Seals Thrilling Victory for Akwa United Against Remo Stars

Rilwan Sadiq

In a pulsating Match Day 9 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) showdown, Rilwan O Sadiq emerged as the hero for Akwa United, saving them from potential embarrassment against a formidable Remo Stars FC. The intense clash saw both teams delivering a spectacular display of skill and determination.

Rilwan Sadiq
Akwa United’s creative midfielder Rilwan Sadiq.

The early setback for Akwa United came with Sikiru Alimi’s beautifully executed header, giving Remo Stars the lead after 15 minutes. However, Coach Fatai Osho’s side showcased remarkable character, responding swiftly to the adversity.

Dare Ojo leveled the score with a stunning headed goal, and Uche Collins further ignited Akwa United’s comeback, putting them ahead with a nice goal after receiving a low pass and shooting straight into the net from outside the box.

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The turning point of the match arrived in the 62nd minute when Rilwan Sadiq, a 58th-minute substitute, showcased his brilliance. With his first touch of the game, the 22-year-old midfielder calmly tucked in Akintunde Bala’s right-footed cross, extending Akwa United’s lead to 3-1.

Despite the electrifying turn of events, Remo Stars demonstrated resilience, narrowing the deficit with Aniekeme Okon pulling one back to make it Akwa United 3-2 Remo Stars. The seesaw battle kept fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.

Rilwan Sadiq, making his mark with an unforgettable goal, stole the show against the high-flying Remo Stars. Despite coming on as a second-half substitute, Sadiq proved to be a thorn in the flesh of Remo defenders, showcasing an array of tricks and skills.

This match marked a historic moment for Rilwan Sadiq as he not only secured the victory for Akwa United but also celebrated his maiden goal for the club in the NPFL. At just 22 years old, the creative midfielder has undoubtedly left an indelible mark, and fans eagerly anticipate more memorable moments from this emerging football talent.

A truly amazing match unfolded, and credit must go to Rilwan Sadiq for his remarkable contribution. The win signifies a bright future for Akwa United in the NPFL, with the hope that Sadiq’s goal is just the beginning of many more to come.