Journalists Bounce back at Corporate League

MTN players celebrate after beating Okay Africa Foundation (Photo: Moro Lokombo)

By Peter James Loruba

The doom and misfortune that befell the journalists at the corporate league was quashed as they found their winning formulae taking to the pitch on match day 2 and surely, the analysts had the last laugh on the day thrashing the bankers Equity 4-0.

The win was the perfect comeback for the media practitioners who had earlier on lost 2-0 to mobile operator MTN in  a game dominated by defending errors from the Journalists that eventually cost them 3 points.

The results handed the journalists their first ever victory in as many matches. It reduced their deficit from the opening fixtures in the campaign when they lost to both IPCA and Notos.

Earlier on in the morning, matters went from bad to worse as the game against MTN that was ideally supposed to be the turnaround point for the mic masters could not uplift the last team on the log but add more misery to them.

MTN scored 2 un-answered goals that kept the journalists rock bottom in the table standings. However some tactical changes from the on and off coach Kelly Abale handed the team their first win of the tournament and the biggest of the day.

Celebration of the win did not end on the pitch as the team went dancing from the pitch to the speakers that were blaring loud music. The sight of camera man Samir Bol dancing to Diamond Platinumz and Rayvanny’s Tetema hit clearly showed what would happen if Rick Ross took to dance Chris Browns Wobble to the amusement of the crowd considering his body size and rare dance moves.

Equity bank’s loss to the Journalists meant they lost both games on the day just like Okay Africa Foundation who back slid from having two draws on match say day 1 to losing 2 games on match day 2.

Meanwhile leaders South Sudan Red Cross succumbed to a shock 2-0 defeat to defending champions Nyakuron Legends in an afternoon thrilling encounter. Nyakuron Legends became the first team to keep Red Cross’ volatile striking force at bay.

Corporate league that is played on the first Sundays of the month will return on the 4th of August with new teams expected to register just like Eco bank and Juba School of Nursing who joined on day 2.

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