Lobi Stars attacker, Samad Kadiri says he is cherishing his historic match winner against Rangers International of Enugu in Tuesday’s Charity Cup match at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Footballlive.ng reports that, after netting the game’s lone goal in added time of the first half, Kadiri said he sees it as a sign of better things to come for him with the Middle Belt club, which he is now tipping for a better run next season in the NPFL and CAF Champions League.
Kadiri’s goal just before half-time was enough for Lobi Stars to carry the day on a very busy evening in Asaba.
It was Rangers’ new signing, Pascal Seka who almost got the first goal of the game in the 15th minute but his half-volley came off the post.
Rangers looked more dangerous at this time with the likes of Michael Uchebo, Cletus Itodo and Kadiri causing troubles for Lobi Stars.
It was heading for a goalless first half before Rangers captain, Okey Odita made an error in trying to head the back to his goalkeeper John Lawrence but Kadiri pounced to score.
All hope was gone when midfielder Solomon Okpako was sent off in the 81st minute for a second bookable offence Rangers had to fight back from a 0-3 deficit a couple of weeks ago top beat Kano Pillars in the Aiteo Cup final, but at the same stadium they could not pull off a repeat, as they battled to no avail to level the score.