Pen Pushers provided a deserving end for the outgoing Akwa Ibom State Nigeria Union of Journalist’s Chairman, Elder Patrick Albert with a 1-0 victory over Champions Breweries FC in a valedictory match at the Uyo Township Stadium on Monday.
Champion Breweries began the encounter with business-like determination, dominating play for the first ten minutes and had the Pen Pushers defending resiliently to foil series of attack by the beer brewing side.
A moment of carelessness by Champions Breweries backline gifted the Pen Pushers the only goal of the game as The Ink’s Ubong Inyang lashed perfectly on a fine ball from the left to beat the opponent’s goalie before Centre Referee Zechariah signaled the end of the first half.
In the second half, the Pen Pushers motivated by their lead pushed for the second goal of the game but had their efforts foiled including a penalty taken by Ubong Inyang which hit the left top corner of the woodwork with Breweries’ Goalie rooted to the centre.
The opponents were revived by the miss and terribly pursued an equalizer but the resoluteness and desire of the Pen Pushers to ensure Patrick Albert’s tenure ended on a victorious note maintained the score line and gave the media administrator and his family (present to watch the game) a perfect bow.
Mfon Patrick Proves Technical Acumen
Meanwhile, Pen Pushers Head Coach, Mfon Patrick managed the team to their second victory since their emergence. Earlier this year, the pen Pushers had emerged victorious over their learned colleagues, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) FC. The Media Manager of Akwa United proved his tactical acumen by choosing a formidable starting XI that repaid the faith he reposed in them.
Excel FM’s Kufre Carter was a second-half substitute but largely failed to justify his inclusion. Abuja based Aniekan Udofia, Media Aide to Onofiok Luke, member representing Etinan Federal Constituency in the National House of Assembly was left on the bench while Comfort FM’s Raymond Ita and Radio Nigeria’s Samuel Maurice watched from the stands.
Sweet Father, I no go forget you
Captain of the side, Bassey Ibiatisuho, a Sports Presenter on Planet FM shocked fans after the game with the writings on his undershirt which read, “Happy Birthday Daddy!
According to his facebook timeline, Bassey’s Dad was birthed in and clocked 68 today.
The Sports Presenter was commended by the NUJ Chairman for his role in the emergence of the team.
More to come…