Raineri, All Black and spelling coconut, Citizens (looked) better in adversity and other things we learned from Bet9ja SociaLiga MatchDay 5 is brought to you by Bet9ja
In a general sense, SociaLigaMD5 was a blast. For Socia people, the surprise appearance of former Big Brother Naija, BBN, star Tobi Bakre, was the highlight of their day, leaving behind memories to remember. But how about you, the Liga lovers, what did the Bet9ja SociaLiga MD5 leave for you? At thesocialiga.com, we will share some of what we learnt from the matches at MD5.
Dannaz display the mentality of champions.
Bet9ja SociaLiga MatchDay 5 saw defending champions Dannaz football club maintain their unbeaten run this season, though they had to do it the hard way - coming from a goal down to defeat a difficult the Cubs team.
Joshua Obakimi, Udeozor Onyeka and Samson Kayode were all on target for the Cedars as they cancelled out Clanzee's opener for Cubs for a 3-1 win.
In seeing off the Cubs, Dannaz proved that they remain the team to beat. No team has gotten the better of them this season, in fact, they have only lost once since making their debut in 2018.
Also, in two (2) of three (3) matches they have dropped points this campaign, it took last-minute penalties to deny them all three points. And arguably in their two biggest tests this season against the Saints and Cubs, they have come out unscathed.
Chizzy, Edgar deliver the goods again for unbeatable Royals.
Fast forward to MD5, the four were superb once again with the duo of Chizzy and Edgar coming up with the goals that ensured the Royals preserved their unbeaten run in a 2-2 draw with the Guns.
Not just that, the Royals also looked unbeatable, despite going behind in matches, they always find a way out with their brilliant quartet always pulling a rabbit out of the hat just like they did against the BulletBoys, twice, on Saturday.
Citizens (looked) better in adversity.
At SociaLigaMD5, while they did not win this time, the Citizens responded to going a man down after stand-in skipper, Onilenla Tide, was sent to an early shower after picking up his second yellow card in the first half of their game against the Saints on Saturday.
Adedoyin Ajibike's men who played most of the game with a man less responded very well as they took control of the game. While it ended 2-0 in favour of the Saints Army, the Citizens played their best football this season.
Dannaz Ladies are dominant in the Female League.
After four (4) matches, the Ladies remain unbeaten with three (3)wins, and one (1) draw in four (matches). They have scored the most goals, seven (7) and are the only female team yet to concede a goal this season, having conceded just four (4) shots so far.
On SociaLigaMD5, their forward, Ajoke Akinbo, also became the first female player to score a hat-trick after her heroics against defending champs, Knights Ladies.
Raineri, All Black and spelling coconut.
In what was the fifth meeting between the two, nothing changed as there was a recurring theme - the All Black knowing how to spell coconut for the Ghosts.
Raineri showed their strength in depth, benching two of their best players (Bolu and Tomisin) and still came out comfortable winners.
Olisemeka Esumeh helped himself to a hat-trick, becoming the first player to do so this season, while Kingsley Eshilama added a gloss to it with a fourth for a 4-0 win.
A fifth consecutive win over the Black Panthers for Raineri, who have now scored 20 goals against the All Black in five matches.
The Ghosts have now scored at least four goals in four of their five matches against the Panthers.