Ikorodu City and Ebedei served a four-goal thriller in the opening game of the NNL with Oyedokun Tosin and Chinedu in good form.
Tosin was the star of the day as Ikorodu City kicked off the 2023 Nigeria National League, NNL, in style.
Ikorodu City defeated Ebedei FC 3-1 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena with their captain Tosin at the double.
Olubode Hassan's excellent opener set the ball rolling at the Arena before Tosin scored two in either half to give the Oga Boys a dream start to the 2023 season.
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Ikorodu vs Ebedei - Match brief
In what was their first home game of the season in the NNL and Ikorodu City were the favourites to take all three points and they did not disappoint.
The Oga boys, however, started on a slow note especially in the first half but were still good enough to take a 2-0 goal in the opening 35 minutes.
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Hassan broke the deadlock in the 30th minute before Tosin scored his first of the day five minutes later to double Ikorodu's advantage.
Two minutes later, a fine header from a corner gave Ebedei a lifeline as they pulled one back to make it 2-1 at the break in the NNL tie.
After the break, it was Ikorodu City who looked much improved and added to the scoreline when super-sub, Chinedu superbly setup skipper, Tosin, who no mistakes from a close range to score his score and a third for Ikorodu City.
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Both sides still created enough chances to add to the scoreline but there was no goal as Oga Boys held on for the perfect start to the NNL campaign.
Three goals and three points for Ikorodu City, who are also flying in the Lagos State FA Cup as they eye their first-ever silverware.