Upset At Lagos FA Cup: CMD United Defeat First Bank


Defending champions, First Bank early today crashed out in the Round of 32 of the Lagos State Challenge Cup after amateur club, CMD United defeated them 2- 0 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.

CMD United who last week humbled FC Trazeet 1-0 in the first round lived up to expectations when Ugochi Mathias scored an early goal for CMD United in the 18th minute to put their opponents under severe pressure. The match was tough for the defending champions as CMD United gave them a good run for their money in the first half of the grudge match.

Efforts by First Bank to get the needed equaliser did not yield result as the scoreline ended 1-0 in favour of CM D United in the first half. Hundreds of spectators who watched the pulsating encounter applauded CMD United players for their doggedness and determination in the match.

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First Bank came back forcefully early in the second half through Cosmos Aberumu and Elaezer Okorie who missed the opportunities that would have given First Bank victory but thanks to CMD United’s goalkeeper, Quadri Sodiq who denied them the scoring chances. Substitute Ojajuni Michael’s winning goal in the 76th minute was superb when he got through First Bank’s defence to fire a powerful shot at close range to send CMD United fans into frenzy.

—Sunday Akintoye

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