Usman Musa gave a man of the match showing as he netted a brace to complete an incredible 2-1 comeback win for Doma United over defending champions Rivers United at the Pantami Stadium, ending the visitor’s Premier League unbeaten run and of course stretching their’s to four games.
Rivers looked set to extend their unbeaten run in the league when Ndasi Kadiang was left unmarked as he headed the visitors in front on the 25th minutes from a corner kick.
Rivers United defense failed to clear the ball from the box and after goalkeeper Victor Sochima had spilled the ball which fell in the path of Usman Musa who was running towards goal as he tapped in from a close range to restore parity for the Tigers on the 34th minutes.
Musa Usman completed his brace on the 68th minutes after Bidemi beats his marker inside the box and he send in a cross towards the path Usman Musa who heads in his second of the day to send the Pantami crowd into a rapturous celebration as he put host ahead.
United’s 1-0 lost against Tornadoes in January had been the only lost for the Tigers after six games in the Premier League and this win extends and unbeaten streak for Akinade’s side who have developed significantly since those early days and are now up to fifth on the log, four points behind joint table toppers Lobi Stars and Rivers United, three points behind Abia Warriors who are third and levelled on nine point with Sunshine Stars who are fourth.
The momentum is certainly with the Savannah Tigers now. United have won two of their last two home games, drew once at home, lost one and drew two away games as they heads to Rangers next weekend. For the supporters who stayed behind to celebrate the win, they feel something special is happening with their club.
Doma United’s Technical Adviser Akinade Onigbinde expressed his excitement following the victory today.
He said “I am very grateful to God, we are excited with the result, the boys worked towards it and God gave it to us”.
When asked about the secret of the win today, Akinade said “it is all down to hard work, the players we have are ready to deliver and fighting for the club and the Chairman is supporting us in every way he can. It is a good thing that we can win our home matches, go away and get some points as well. We rested about six players ahead of this game, they didn’t travel to Bayelsa and as you can see, their performances were incredible today. We are happy to have beaten the defending champion but that won’t get too much in our heads, we will continue to work harder as we take each game as it comes.”
The Boss also looked ahead of the team’s trip to Rangers a “We have some few days to prepare and we will work hard as usual and we are going for the three-point God’s willing”.
On his part, the two-goal scorer, Usman Musa fondly called Lolo couldn’t hide his excitement for been on the scoresheet today “I feel very happy and excited right now. It has been a long way coming for me and this club. We have worked hard on the training pitch for times like athis and thank God it is paying off for us.”
He also promised that Doma United will not return home empty handed in their next game away at Rangers “we have already started preparation for the game and athree point is our target. This the game we have been looking forward to and thank God it has come and gone aand we picked up the three points”.
Doma United’s next game is away to Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday 11th februray, 2023, kick-off 4pm.