Former Golden Eaglets star Edidiong Ezekiel scored his first NPFL goal and won the spot kick converted by captain Aniekan Ekpe as Dakkada Fc emerged 2-0 victors over Enyimba International on Matchday 17 of the 2021/2022 NPFL Season.
The former Nigerian Youth International playing the Center forward role for the first time since joining Dakkada Fc dribbled past the Enyimba defence to fire a powerful shot past Enyimba goalkeeper John Noble in the 6th minute for his first goal in Nigeria’s top flight.
There was so much power behind the Shot that the receiving net was ripped off and needed stitches before action resumed at the Nest of Champions in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state , Nigeria.
It was a fitting first NPFL goal for the hardworking forward and a deserved early 1-0 lead for points thirsty Dakkada Fc against bookmakers favourites Enyimba International Fc.
In the 34 minute, Striker Edidiong Ezekiel was again involved in setting up the second goal of the match for Dakkada Fc after minutes of sustained pressure.
The forward was picked out by an ambitious through ball by Skipper Aniekan Ekpe. After a well executed first touch, Edidiong raced past his markers to set up a one on one with situation with Super Eagles shot stopper John Noble in goal for Enyimba international Fc.
A desperate defensive tackle from behind brought down the Striker in the six yard box. Referee Ridwan Ayeni rightly awarded a Penalty to Dakkada Fc. Aniekan Ekpe stepped up to score the second goal of the game and give Dakkada Fc a healthy 2-0 advantage at half time.
Edidiong Ezekiel was a thorn in the flesh of Kunle Adeleke marshalled Enyimba backline for 85 minutes with his blistering pace and adventurous runs. A performance that will provide further attacking options for the Coach Danlami Umar led Dakkada Fc technical crew.
A fantastic Performance to help Dakkada Fc secure a morale boosting 2-0 win over Enyimba International Fc, the former Nigerian Youth International received a rousing ovation by excited fans when he came off for Inemesit Sunday with five minutes to the end of the NPFL Matchday 17 clash.
A Sure bet for the NPFL team of Week 17.
Edidiong Ezekiel and his Dakkada Fc teammates will this weekend face Sunshine stars in Akure in one of ten Nigerian Professional football league matches billed for this weekend.