Omolaoye Abiodun scored the winner as Gateway United FC defeated Beyond Limits FA to emerge champions of the 2023 Ogun FA Cup at Otunba Dipo Dina Int’l Stadium, Ijebu Ode.
The Toyin Ayinla tutored side who recorded shootout wins against Imperial FC and Ijebu United en route the final got the job done in full time.
After a cagey and a goalless first half, both sides committed more bodies at the restart but it was Omolaoye Abiodun’s solitary goal who made the absolute difference in the 57th minute.
The lanky midfielder was well positioned to nod in a loose ball off Samuel Akintola’s low cross. Beyond Limits FA net minder Christian Chigozie then denied Gateway United the second goal in the dying minute. Next up for Gateway United is 2023 NNL season opener against Crown FC on Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 in Ogbomoso.
“It’s easy for some people to play down this triumph because we played against an academy but there are no minnows in football. We played against a younger side full of potentials. We are happy.
The win came at the right time, five days before Crown FC clash in the league. We will enjoy this moment and plan ahead” coach Toyin Ayinla commented.