Youngsters on the Plateau had a memorable midweek that they won’t like to forget in a hurry after Weeks 16 and 17 fixtures went down in the Tsenba Wummen U-14 & U-16 Football League on Tuesday and Thursday at four designated centres in Jos.
With the exams over and the long holidays in the offing, the organizers of the league decided to add midweek games to the roster to ensure the season runs its normal course without any interruption.
In the Under 14 cadre which produced 80 goals across two matchdays from 20 games, the title quest continued to be a ding dong affair between reigning champions, Mees Palace FA, and unrelenting Relentless FA. Both picked up two crucial victories each to maintain first and second position with 47 and 45 points respectively after 17 games while Jr. Sporting Boys, Elspuron, Highland Stars, and Multiple Waves recorded impressive results to remain in the top half of the table.
In the Under 16 category where 65 goals were plundered from 20 games played midweek, St Monica’s FA cut the gap between them and second-placed, FC Izam to a point after two key wins while Mees Palace FA increased their lead on second-placed FC Izam to eight points to dictate the pace in the first spot with 51 points from 17 games. Rahbam FA returned to winning ways after the Tuesday thrashing in the hands of the reigning champions while Kuru Young Boys, Jazzy Stars, and City Rollers boosted their top-five finish chances with consecutive wins in the midweek duels.
Under 14 Wrap
Weng Amos and Japhet Vincent’s double each fueled Mees Palace FA’s 7-0 win over Riverside FA. The victory kept the Black Panthers’ slim two points advantage at the top over Relentless FA. They have 47 points from as many games while Relentless defeated sixth-placed Vet Glory 7-0 in a game Matthew Peter scored four goals. They had earlier, on Tuesday pipped Jr. Sporting Boys 3-2 and now have 45 points from 17 matches to remain second on the log.
Light FC moved to the 13th spot with 19 points after picking four points out of a possible six in the midweek games. They followed up a 3-0 win over 19th-positioned Invaders with a 4-4 draw against 17th-placed Young Reformers. Light FC’s Uhnei Jonathan stole the show with a hat-trick while Madek Gabriel and Clever Joseph contributed a brace each for Young Reformers in a game they squandered a 3-0 lead.
Highland Stars whipped Invaders 3-1 to remain in the fourth position with 33 points from 16 games. Elspuron woke up from their recent slides to beat Super Stars (2-1), and Jazzy Stars (2-0) to leap back to the fifth spot with 33 points also.
Jazzy Stars lost consecutive games for the first time in recent games to slump to the 10th spot with 24 points after Young Champions upset them 1-0. Young Champions’ fifth win of the season saw them retain their 15th spot with 18 points.
Meanwhile, Multiple Waves broke into the seventh spot with 28 points after impressive double wins over SJC Lions (3-2), and Hephzibah (4-0) among other results which are provided with statistics below after the review.
Under 16 Wrap
Samba Boys walloped FC Sports 4-0 to recover from their 2-1 loss to Kuru Young Boys on Tuesday. Abdulmulsif Ahmad scored three goals in the FC Sports’ mauling. Samba Boys are in the 11th spot with 20 points from 16 games.
FC Izam held on to the second spot with 43 points from 17 games but they stumbled slightly in the title race after they were held to a 2-2 draw by the Galatians FA who led 2-0 at halftime before FC Izam rallied back to equalise in the second half to protect their unbeaten start to the season. They are only a solitary point better than third-placed St. Monica who beat Royal Stars (2-0), and CF Bwin (3-0).
Mees Palace FA thrashed Yard FC 3-0 to maintain their perfect start to the season. They have opened up eight points gap at the top with second-placed FC Izam on 43 points.
SJC Lions leaped to the seventh spot with 29 points after they picked valuable six points from games with Mabo Young Stars (6-2), and Tin City FA (3-0) while Rahbam FA pipped Flying Shooters 2-1 barely two days after losing 4-0 to Mees Palace FA. They are fourth on the log with 35 points from 17 games.
City Rollers have won consecutive games for the first time this season after they hammered Adalchi and Mabo Young Boys 3-0 each in the two games played midweek to jump to the ninth spot with 23 points.
Read below the comprehensive results of Thursday games and the goals scorers.
TSENBA WUMMEN UNDER 14 FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEEK 17 RESULTS
Jr Sporting Boys 1 (Umar Abdullahi (OG) 36’) – 0 Gangere Youths
Young Stars 2 (Ibrahim Aliyu 46’, Faisal Musa 50’) – 2 SJC Lions(Israel Usman 5’, Aaron Nehemiah 23’)
Light FC 4 (Uhnei Jonathan 16’,17’,32’, Nenchin Haruna 23’) –4 Young Reformers(Madek Gabriel 6’,14’, Clever Joseph 11’,44’)
Highland 3 (Davou Rwang 14’,Pirfa Dogara 16’,22’) – 1 Invaders(Kelvin Friday 9’)
Jazzy Stars 0 – 1 Young Champions(Irimiya John 28’)
Elspuron 2 (Muhammed Sani 4’, Ibrahim Idris Abdullahi 23’) – 1 Super Stars(Ismail Ahamed 32’)
Vet Glory 0 – 7 Relentless(Prince Philip 2’, Mathew Peter 4’,5’,20’,50’, Jeremiah Sunday 15’, Oche Peter(OG)24’)
Top Free 0 – 3 Ceemonie SA
Hephzibah 0 – 4 Multiple Waves(Simon Linus 21’,39’, Smile Emmanuel 42’, Mworina Moses 47’)
MPFA 7 (Weng Amos 37’,53’, Japhet Vincent 39’,44’,Elisha Peter 46’, Soja Samuel 51’,Fabian Peter 51’) – 0 Riverside FA
TSENBA WUMMEN UNDER 16 FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEEK 17 RESULTS
MPFA 3 – 0 Yard FC
Samba Boys 4 (Lawan Ahmed 6’, Abdulmulsif Ahmad 8’,34’,52’) – 0 FC Sports
Tin City FA 0 – 3 Kuru Young Stars
Galatians 2 (Damian Dung 8’, Mafeng Samuel 11’) – 2 FC Izam(Francis Tomas 36’, Nzube Stephen 42’)
Top Free 0 – 3 Jazzy Stars
CF Bwin 1 (Julius Benjamin 49’) – 0 Jeddy Academy
Royal Stars 0-2 St. Monica (Isaac Jawo 4’,10’
City Rollers 3 (Mohammed Hassan 15’,Usaini Muazu 22’, Samuel Gyang 30’) – 0 Adalchi
SJC Lions 6 (Plangdes Simon 7’, Shephard Dashe 47’, Prosper Friday 49’,57’, Umar Yau (OG)56’, John Ellias 58’) – 2 Mabo Young Stars(Yahaya Mohammed 23’, Sadiq Mohammed 46’)
Flying Shooters 1 (Jerry Joseph 59’) –2 Rahbam FA(Yusuf Yusuf 2’,46’)
Week 18 U14 AND U16 FIXTURES 10/07/21
NTA COLLEGE FIELD
MPFA vs SJC Lions(10.15am)
Top Free vs Riverside FA (2pm)
Hephzibah vs Jr Sporting Boys(9am)
Vet Glory vs Gangere Youths(12.45pm)
Elspuron vs Ceemonie SA(11.30am)
ST. THERESA FIELD 10/07/21
Young Stars vs Multiple Waves(10.15am)
Light FC Relentless(9am)
Highland vs Young Reformers(11.30am)
Jazzy Stars vs Invaders(12.45am)
Young Champions vs Super Stars(2pm)
Week 18 U16 FIXTURES 10/07/21
NATIONAL SPORTS COMMISSION
MPFA vs FC Izam(12.45pm)
Top Free vs St. Monica(9am)
City Rollers vs Rahbam FA(10.15am)
Tin City FA vs FC Sports(11.30am)
Kuru Young Stars vs Mabo Young Stars(2pm)
ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE 10/07/21
Galatians vs CF Bwin(9am)
SJC Lions vs Adalchi(2pm)
Royal Stars vs Jeddy Academy(10.15am)
Flying Shooters vs Yard FC(11.30am)
Samba Boys vs Jazzy Stars(12.45pm)