Katsina United stopped Enugu Rangers via a sumptuous goal by Destiny Ashadi in one of the NPFL match day 24 fixtures at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina today.

Coach Abdullahi Biffo boys have now moved to fourth position on the back of this victory, while Rangers maintain their 10th position on the NPFL table.

Destiny Ashadi told after the match that he is targeting more goals before the end of the season

“I am very happy to help my team secure another vital three points at home today,” he said.

“I did not see myself scoring goals, but thank God I scored again today and I will continue to work hard in order to ensure that I get double figure before the end of the season.”

He added that this is his best goal so far since the beginning of the season and he dedicated it to God and his mother.

“Yes, I think I will pick my goal today as my best goal because of the way I scored the goal and I dedicate the goal to Almighty God, who has been my strength, and my mother.”

It was a game packed with excitement and several talking points

It was the hosts who had the first clear chance when Martins Usule was freed down the right by Joshua Agboola, but his effort narrowly missed the target just 20 minutes into the proceedings

Uche Nwofor would then fire his long range drive off the cross-bar 10 minutes later.

Katsina United pocked severally, but could not find the break through until 30th minute, when Destiny Ashadi found the back of the net with a screamer after he was set up by Lukman  Muhammed.

It’s a sumptuous goal that should be contending for the NPFL VAT Goal of the Week.

Rangers fought back but were repelled by the resolute defence of Katsina United led by Timothy Danladi as the first half ended 1 – 0 in favour of the hosts

It was a ding-dong affair in the second half as Rangers ran riot and almost got the equaliser through Ajani Ibrahim, but Yinka David did well to save the danger on 70 minutes.

Substitute Adah Joseph Oma added bite to the attack and he almost registered his name on the score sheet, but Femi Thomas parried his right-footed strike to safety.

Ousmane and coach Ogunbote were later sent off by the centre referee for confronting him against a call for fair play on 80th and 88th minutes respectively as the game ended 1 – 0 in favuor of Katsina United.

‘The Changi Boys’ will now travel to Calabar next week to face Enyimba in a postponed NPFL matchday 23 game.

Destiny was adjudged man of the match by the pressmen in the stadium for his five stars performance.


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