Two first half goals from Tosin Omoyele and Chigozie Obasi, was all Osun United needed to secure a crucial 2-1 win over relegation threatened My People FC of Lagos on Saturday at the Oshogbo Township Stadium.
The “Omoluabi Giants as Osun United are called made the better attacking forays of the thrilling encounter and were rewarded with a 17th minute penalty after Idowu Bayo, handled the ball in the box from Chinedu Emmanuel’s cross but the opponents goalkeeper James Faith, saved the spot kick taken by Victor Okeji.
Tosin helped Omoluabi Giants with the breakthrough they needed on the 30th minute when he whipped in a half-volley from a low cross from Chigozie.
Tosin’s strike was his 11th goal of the season.
There was almost an instant response from the Lagos based club with Chukwuma Chigozie, tormenting Osun United backline with his power, pace and dribbling skills but his antics were curtailed.
Chigozie doubled Osun’s lead in the 43rd minute off a sublime free-kick to end the first half 2-0.
A tactical second half from My People FC,owbed by re-nowned man of God ,TB Joshua saw the team gain
some sort of foothold in the game after the hour mark, and were rewarded with a consolatory goal from Chukwuma in the 62nd minute.
Tosin had a glorious chance 20 minutes from time when he picked up a pass from Okeji, only to miss a sitter.
My People also had the chance to earn a share of the spoils but Princewill Ekwem lost a gilt-edged chance that came his way.
The victory hands Osun United thirty-six (36) points from twenty-four (24) matches and will be guest to Ikorodu United in match day 25 next weekend at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
By Tunde Shamsudeen.