Full commentary: Katsina United trashes Espoire FC of Niger Republic 5 – 0 in an epic encounter
Katsina United intensify preparation ahead of the resumption of the suspended Nigeria Professional Football League as they trounced their opponents from Niger Republic five goals to nil in an international club friendly game at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina
‘The Chanji Boys’ produced five different goal scorers as Muhammed Hussaini, Joshua Agboola, Destiny Ashadi, Joseph Adah Oma and Yushau Garba were all on target.
The visitors produced the first shot on target as Nigeria born striker Kabiru Alfa forced Yinka to a save just five minutes into the proceedings.
Katsina United would later take the lead on 11th minutes via a well taken penalty by Muhammed Hussaini after Joseph Adah was bundled down in the box and the referee wasted no time to point straight at the penalty spot.
Biffo Boys mounted more pressure and what could have been the second for Katsina United was saved by the goalkeeper of the Nigeriens Lawali Ado who posted a world class save to deny Adah Joseph’s close range strike.
Kabiru Alfa who was a constant threat to Katsina United defense with his physical presence could have leveled things up for the visitors but Yinka David was on hand once again to truncate his close range drive.
Joshua Agboola doubled Katsina United advantage with a screamer just seven minutes before half-time break as the first half ended two nil in favor of ‘The Chanji Boys’
Coach Abdullahi Biffo introduced fresh legs during the half-time break and Katsina United top scorer in the league increased the goal tally to three with a well taken long range drive just seven minutes into the second half.
Joseph Adah and Yushau Garba would then grab the fourth and the fifth goals on 58 and 67 minutes respectively.
All efforts by the visitors to get a consolation goal were truncated by the strong defense of Katsina United led by former Elkanemi Warriors star Hussaini Muhammed and Ikechukwu Nwachukwu as the game ended five nil in favor of ‘The Chanji Boys’.
Katsina United is expected to play more quality friendly games in order to keep the players in shape ahead of the resumption of the suspended Nigeria Professional Football League.