Egbin Power Plant in Ikorodu, Lagos translated its position as one of Nigeria’s reliable power generating firms drubbing its Ughelli counterpart 3-0 in an inter-plant football match it hosted recently.
Two goals from Habib Mohammed in the 22nd and 33rd minute gave the Egbin Power Strike Force the much needed confidence in the first half.
Alli Hammed’s solo effort in the second half resulted in the third goal to complete the rout of the visitors from Delta who had boasted at the pre-match of their ability to upset Egbin.
Coach of the Egbin, Aghahowa Julius said, “I am very happy that we won. I feel great and this is just the beginning and very optimistic that greater things are on the way.
While Transcorp team captain, Mark Etiebet, obviously found the defeat a bitter pill to swallow as he blamed the defeat to fatigue because the team arrived late for the match.
“This is our first defeat in the series and it was quite unfortunate that we arrived for the match late and tired to face a more determined Egbin lads. All the same, we gave a good account of ourselves and hoping for a better result next time,” he recalled.
According to the organisers of the inter-plant football tournament, “It is an avenue for management and staff to loosen-up through fun and exercise. It is also an avenue for networking and camaraderie among staff from the plants involved in the competition.”