Africa Youth Cup: Restoration Starlets record 4-1 victory over Cape Verde team
Yenagoa, April 22, 2019 The Bayelsa Restoration Starlets on Sunday opened their campaign in the Africa Youth Cup in Cape Verde with an emphatic 4-1 trouncing of the Cape Verde youth, Misto Barlavento.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Africa Youth Cup kicked off on April 19 in Cape Verde.
The Nigerian team had gone 2-0 up, but the first half ended in 2-1 as the home team managed to pull one back after a cross into the Starlet’s 18 yard was not swiftly dealt with.
NNN reports that at the resumption of the play, Restoration Starlets took the game to the hosts applying pressure on the defence line of the Cape Verdian team and in no time, Williams, wearing jersey No 9 for the Nigerians, outsmarted his marker to slot in the third goal of the match.
The Misto Barlavento boys were undaunted in their quest to level matters, but the Nigerian lads held their ground until the middle of the second half when Emomotimi Precious dribbled his marker on the run to riffle home the fourth goal.
Efforts by the hosts to reduce the deficit failed, as the Restoration boys held on gallantly until the final blasts of the whistle to record a comfortable 4-1 victory in their first match and the second match of the tournament.
The Nigerian takes on the Ivorian youth side by 5pm Nigerian time on Monday.