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NPFL: Gombe United defeat Yobe Desert Stars 1-0

Gombe United Football Club on Sunday defeated visiting Yobe Desert Stars FC of Damaturu 1-0 in a 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL fixture in Gombe.

The hosts secured the lone goal in the Match Day 13 fixture in the 16th minute through Success Emmanuel.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the win is Gombe United’s first in their last six games, after they drew three matches and lost two.

In a post-match briefing, coach Ladan Bosso of Gombe United FC said the jinx had been broken.

Bosso added: “After three home matches without a win, today we have got a good result.

“The match was a good one but we didn’t play well compared to the other matches, yet this is the day we got the result. Sometimes you play ugly and win.

“We were determined and that’s why we were able to defend the goal.”

On the officiating, he said: “It was open and fair. If we had got this kind of officiating in Damaturu against the Yobe Stars, we would have won.”

On his part, Taiye Yusuf, the Technical Adviser of Yobe Desert Stars, declined comments when approached by newsmen.

NAN also reports that Gombe United prior to this match had 11 points from 12 matches while Yobe Desert Stars secured 10 points from 12 matches.

Gombe United’s next opponent will be Akwa United of Uyo on April 7.


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