Guda Lifts Wikki Tourists with late goal against Warri Wolves

By Joshua Tekideki

Captain Idris Mohammed Guda scored from a late penalty to hand Wikki Tourist a win over Warri Wolves in a league game played in Bauchi.

The game was heading to a stalemate when substitute Manu Garba was brought down in the penalty box by another substitute Chimezie David. Guda stepped in and made no mistake from the spot.

Going into the game, both sides were in dire need of points considering their position on the log with Wikki having to worry about its home form has not been good of recent.

Wikki had the best of opportunities in the first half but Guda and Nazifi Yahaya saw their efforts saved.

Warri Wolves were forced to remove Upele Charles after it appeared he had picked a knock and he was replaced by Goodluck Onamado. On the other side, it wasn’t long before coach Sharif Abdallah removed Mathew Emmanuel for Sale Ibrahim, a move the coach would later describe as tactical.

The best chance of the half came just before halftime when Bulus was forced to make a double save for the visitors. The first was from Sale Ibrahim’s free kick before holding the rebound hit by Mustapha Abdullahi.

Warri Wolves confidence increased in the second half and they showed intent many times going forward with the isolated Uzor Emeka coming into the game.

Frustrated by poor finishing at goal, Wikki resorted to shooting from the distance but Udeagha and Sale Ibrahim all had their shots over the bar.

The game became drab and was showing sings of no goal until Manu Garba who had come in for Nazifi Yahaya won a penalty which was converted by Idris Guda. That was in the 81st minutes.

With few minutes to go, the visitors had a goal cancelled for offside. The goal was a Mark Daniel header from a free kick.

Wikki Tourist will visit Heartland while Warri Wolves will go to Kaduna to face Jigawa Golden Stars.

Stanley Nwabali, Andrew Analogy, Mustapha Abdullahi, Ismail Maiyaki, Ambrose Peter, Salisu Adamu, Idris Guda, Mathew Emmanuel(Sale Ibrahim 31′), Chukwudi Stephen, Chinedu Udeagha(Jimmy Ambrose 82′), Nazifi Yahaya(Manu Garba 60′)

Sub’s not used.
Alladoon Kolimba, Hassan Musa, Olayinka Onoadapo, Jibrin Abubakar, Freedom Omofoman, Shafiu Adamu.

Peter Ambrose, Chukwudi Stephen.

Warri Wolves
Pwadadi Bulus, Wisdom Jumbo, Oluwasegun Olalere, Upele Charles(Goodluck Onamada 24′), Iteji Jimmy(Chimezie David 55′), Innocent Orukpe, Ihuarulam Uche(Nirllams Sunday 73′), Uzor Emeka, Ijeh Daniel(Eru Jackson 74′), Mark Daniel.

Sub’s not used.
Uwueru Micheal, Gyenkwe Torkuma, Agwala Daniel.

Ijeh Daniel 45′ Chimezie David.

NPFLWarri WolvesWikki Tourists
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