The
Police Machine FC were brought to a grinding halt at the Brown Ideye Challenge
after they fell by four goals to two against Football Academy SKE on Tuesday.
Police
Machine led twice but the SKE Academy fought back on both occasions to level
matters and eventually overpowered the Police team.
SKE
Coach Sunny Gabriel speaking after the game ranked his sides performance as the
worst in the tournament so far but was however grateful to the almighty for the
victory.
“First
halves are always difficult for us but at the end of the day when we come into
the second half we usually overcome our opponents which you saw today. We came
from behind to win. Today’s game was a bit difficult I’ll rank it as my worse
game in the competition so far but we thank God we came from behind and won.
“The
loss would indeed be a difficult pill for the police team to swallow as they
failed to live up to their pre-tournament boast of winning the first edition of
the Brown Ideye Challenge,” Gabriel said.
Earlier
in the day Garden City Panthers had to come from two goals down to beat MCW
Jeff soccer Academy 3:2 and secure a place in the semifinals.
First
half strikes from Muri Saka and Princewill Juniour meant MCW Jeff ended the
first half in the driving seat but Garden City Panthers fought back from the
very commencement of the second half and had goals from Chika Smith and
Tamunoimama Kalio (brace) to thank for their victory.
The
panthers will now face Garden City Academy of Sports in Thursday’s second semifinal
after the first semi final clash between A&B Soccer Academy and SKE
Academy.
RESULTS
Garden
City Panthers 3-2 MCWJEF Soccer Academy
(Chika
Smith 48′, Tamunoimama Kalio 68′(p), 77′(p) – Muri Saka 5′, Princewill Junior
45′)
Police
Machine 2-4 Academy Football SKE
(Boma
Igani 19′, 29′ – Francis Akpan 22′(p), 
Anthony Obia 55′, Eddy Clement 71′, Abraham  Deekir 79′)
SEMI FINAL FIXTURES
2/06/16
A&B
Soccer Academy vs SKE Academy

Garden
City Academy ofSports vs Garden City Panthers.

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