Adamu Yola Gombe South Unity Cup: Mai Rana Boys, Komta United through to Quarter finals

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Action continued on Monday in the round of 16 of the ongoing 7th edition of the Adamu Yola Gombe South Unity Cup at the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Stadium, Kaltungo, Gombe with Komta United and Mai Rana Boys booking their places in the last eight.

The first game of the day saw last year’s quarter finalist Gwandum Academy eliminated from the championship after losing to Komta United 4-2 on Penalties. The regulation time had ended 1-1 before it dragged on to penalties.

Gwandum started the game on the front foot and were rewarded with an early goal courtesy of Ibrahim Kabir two minutes opener.

Komta United then took over the baton controlled the game and looked a more better and composed of the two teams but struggled to convert their chances.

They (Komta United) however rallied round, kept the pressure on their opponent and finally their equalizer arrived in the 32nd minute thanks to Jeremiah Jordan delightful strike which beat the goalkeeper to ensure the game was 1-1 at the break.

The score line remained the same in the second half with nothing to separate the two sides at the end as it went straight into penalties with Komta emerging victorious 4-2 on penalties as they go through to the next round.

Like Komta United, Mai Rana Boys also needed to come from behind to force the game into penalties where they edged Awai United 9-8 to reach the Quarter Final of the Adamu Yola Unity Cup.

Musa Umaru had fired Awai United into the lead in the 39th minute of the game before Mai Rana fought back and got their equalizer on the 77th minute mark thanks to a goal from substitute Ibrana Power.

The game then went into Penalties after it ended 1-1 with goalkeeper Dauda Rabo proving to be the hero for his side after he made two saves to see his side through.

Mai Rana Boys will now face off with Komta United in the Quarter Final as they battle for a place in the last four.

Matches continue on Tuesday at the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Stadium in Kaltungo with Bare City FC trading tackle with Ayaba United FC in the first game by 1pm, while FC Greater Tomorrow will then look to navigate their way against Highlander FC Ture in the second match scheduled to kickoff by 3pm.

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