Sunday Jan 08, 2017. 08:34
Taiye Ayinde came off the bench before NPFL side Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) could dump stubborn Black Stars of Lokoja 4-0 in a pre-season friendly played at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.
The defence of the non-league Lokoja side was a hard nut for ‘The Saraki Boys’ to crack as they defended with everything they had.
All efforts by ABS to break the defence of the resilient Black Stars proved abortive in the first half, which ended 0-0.
Coach Henry Makinwa made five changes in the second half, bringing in Adeshina Gata, Taiye and Kehinde Ayinde, Lukman Abdulhameed and Kehinde Idowu.
Taiye Ayinde beat the offside trap to open scoring for ABS in the 75th minute.
He got his second goal of the day two minutes later, when he again beat the offside trap of the opponents.
Wasiu Alalade, who came in for Ossy Martins, put the game beyond the Lokoja outfit when he scored the third of the evening by lobbing the ball over the goalkeeper.
Gata, who also came off the bench, scored the 14th goal for the teams to seal a 4-0 victory for the newly promoted side.