Police Machine grinds to a halt at Brown Ideye Challenge

The Police Machine FC were brought to a grinding halt at the Brown Ideye Challenge after they fell by four goals to two against Football Academy SKE on Tuesday.

Police Machine led twice but the SKE Academy fought back on both occasions to level matters and eventually overpowered the Police team.

SKE Coach Sunny Gabriel speaking after the game ranked his sides performance as the worst in the tournament so far but was however grateful to the almighty for the victory.

"First halves are always difficult for us but at the end of the day when we come into the second half we usually overcome our opponents which you saw today. We came from behind to win. Today's game was a bit difficult I'll rank it as my worse game in the competition so far but we thank God we came from behind and won.

“The loss would indeed be a difficult pill for the police team to swallow as they failed to live up to their pre-tournament boast of winning the first edition of the Brown Ideye Challenge,” Gabriel said.

Earlier in the day Garden City Panthers had to come from two goals down to beat MCW Jeff soccer Academy 3:2 and secure a place in the semifinals.

First half strikes from Muri Saka and Princewill Juniour meant MCW Jeff ended the first half in the driving seat but Garden City Panthers fought back from the very commencement of the second half and had goals from Chika Smith and Tamunoimama Kalio (brace) to thank for their victory.

The panthers will now face Garden City Academy of Sports in Thursday's second semifinal after the first semi final clash between A&B Soccer Academy and SKE Academy.


Garden City Panthers 3-2 MCWJEF Soccer Academy
(Chika Smith 48', Tamunoimama Kalio 68'(p), 77'(p) - Muri Saka 5', Princewill Junior 45')

Police Machine 2-4 Academy Football SKE
(Boma Igani 19', 29' - Francis Akpan 22'(p),  Anthony Obia 55', Eddy Clement 71', Abraham  Deekir 79')

A&B Soccer Academy vs SKE Academy

Garden City Academy ofSports vs Garden City Panthers.
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