Gateway United football club of Ogun have continued their impressive run in the Nigeria National League following their two nil win over Apex Krane FC from Agbor, Delta state in a week four encounter.
Goals from Haliru Salifu and in each half of the encounter played at the MKO international stadium, Kuto Abeokuta gave the Akeem Busari led team the maximum three points at stake.
The home team dominated possession from the blast of the whistle with Seyi Okeowo and Odusina Sunkanmi disturbing the defence line of the visitor.
Haruna Salifu however got the opening goal in the 28th minute of the game when he tucked home Seyi Okeowo’s well weighted in free kick from the left.
The visitor failed to draw level in the 37th minute when the referee adjudged a handball in the area to give the away team a penalty.
Ibukun Araromi however dived to his right to make a big save as the score line remained 1-0 to the host.
Aderemi Yusuf got the second goal for Gateway United in the second half of the game to put the match beyond the visitors.
Speaking after the match, Coach Akeem Busari said the victory was well deserved considering the fact that the team is still work in progress.
On his part, Coach Tosan Bob-Blankson of Apex Krane said the inability of the player to convert the penalty awarded in the first half destabilized the team.
Up next for the Hakeem Busari led team would be an Ogun State Derby when they face Remo Stars in Ikenne in an NNL match day 5 meeting.