Tobi Ikotun scored the winning penalty as Asegun Comprehensive lifted the Etisalat U-15 School Cup Competition at the expense of Fosla Academy after a pulsating regulation time ended 2-2.
The Abuja representative missed two spot kicks as opposed to the Oyo side’s one to end the shoot-out 4-3.
The aura at the Campos Mini Stadium was bright and lively as the 1500 capacity arena was packed with students in colourful Etisalat regalia.
After a goalless first half, the second period started with the Federal Capital Territory boys controlling the game, albeit momentarily as Asegun Comprehensive got the curtain raiser in what turned to be a goal frenzied half.
Qudus opened the scoring via an header off a Odeniyi Ibrahim free-kick from inside the Oyo representative half. In what would be the ‘keepers’ tradition for all the set piece goals, Aluko was rooted to the spot.
Moments later, Fosla got an equaliser from another free-kick, but this time direct and a beauty.
Adejo unleashed a curler from the left side of the edge of their opposition’s area which energy in off the post.
Just two minutes after the leveller, Oyo replicated as the bar was unable to deny Jubril a goal from another dead ball situation. He bent in a sweet left footed effort past Folsa’s wall with Aluko, again, passive.
The FCT side captain Ojukwu then sent the game into the penalty shoot outs after he connected well with a Bala miscued effort to toe poke one past an outstretched Abram to equal the scoreline 2-2.
From six yards out, Asegun recovered from dead ball specialist, Jubril’s first spot kick miss to emerge the Etisalat School Cup Competition winner.
Hamzeh Dauda and Adejoh missed the Abuja’s side second and third penalties respectively to hand star striker Ikotun a lifeline for the Oyo team as he scored what dented Fosla Academy’s dream of lifting the much coveted trophy.
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