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Sporting Lagos in winning debut at NPL



The noise in Lagos is still rousing as latest sensation in the city, Sporting Lagos won their first ever Nigeria Premier League in their debut outing with Gombe United.

They won 2-0. Rivio Ayemwenre put the Lagosians ahead in the 42nd minute when he connected with a header, a cross from Christian Nwoke.

Clement Nantuam doubled the lead in the 71st minute.

A chance for Gombe United to reduce the deficit was lost when Mojeeb Odufeso lost a penalty kick, six minutes into the added time.




Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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