Oyedokun Tosin’s Stunning Goal Stole The Spotlight As Ikorodu City Secures First Win in 2023/2024 NNL Season

In a thrilling encounter at Onikan Stadium, Ikorodu City FC showed their mettle with a resounding 2-0 victory over FC ONE Rocket, marking their first win of the 2023/2024 Nigerian National League (NNL) season.

The action-packed match started with an early breakthrough in the 3rd minute, as a foul committed in the box led to a penalty for Ikorodu City. Salami Farouk confidently converted the spot-kick, giving his team an early 1-0 lead. Despite a quieter quarter of an hour following the penalty, Ikorodu City maintained control of possession.

The defining moment came in the 74th minute when Tosin Oyedokun skillfully evaded the opposition’s defense and slotted the ball into a crowded goal, extending Ikorodu City’s lead to 2-0. Oyedokun’s superb goal was a testament to the team’s coordination and offensive prowess, with Salami Farouk providing the crucial assist.

In a strategic move in the 82nd minute, Ikorodu City made a triple substitution, bringing in fresh legs with Afoke Malik, Fuad Ekeleojuoti, and Kareem Peter replacing goal scorer Tosin Oyedokun, Toyeeb Gidado, and Harrison Uzondo Austin.

Man of the Match, Salami Farouk Goal and assist on first game of the season.

The Sports Light Hub Man of the Match award rightly went to Farouk Salami, who not only scored a goal but also provided a pivotal assist. However, it was Oyedokun Tosin’s stunning goal that stole the spotlight as the most beautiful moment of the match.

Lead up to Oyedokun Tosin’s stunning goal

In a post-match interview with Futball Naija, Oyedokun Tosin expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance, stating, “It was a good game, and I believe we have qualified players, and we are ready for promotion.” He highlighted the crucial support and encouragement from the team management as a motivating factor contributing to their improved performance.

With this victory, Ikorodu City FC now occupies the 5th position in the NNL Conference B League table after playing two matches and holding a game in hand. The Oga Boys are setting their sights on promotion to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) in the upcoming season, fueled by their recent success and unwavering team spirit.