3SC of Ibadan have emerged champions of the inaugural edition of the NPFL-Dozy Mmobuosi Super Cup after coming from behind twice to defeat Enyimba 3-2 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan in Lagos.
The pulsating finals was watched by NFF bigwigs and MD/CEO of Tingo Media Group, Martin Ebuwa Agbonwaneten, Head of Human Resources, Busayo Ayenimo and COO Tingo Media Group, Peter Owoloko who facilitated the pre-season tournament.
Although they ended as runners-up, it was Enyimba who lived up to their pre-match favourites rating as only six minutes into the match, Fatai Abdullahi’s free kick skimmed the wall of 3SC to hand the eight-time NPFL winners the lead.
Enyimba’s lead lasted just seven minutes as Taofeek Malomo drew 3SC level but the Aba side restored their lead with 15 minutes to the break through Eze Ekwutoziam. The People’s Elephant went into the locker room with the advantage.
Shooting Stars looked a different side in the second 45 minutes with the runs of Anthony Okachi and Malomo causing Enyimba’s defence problems.
On the hour mark, Kelly Kester produced an individual brilliance to even the score at 2-2 for 3SC. Shooting Stars then produced the final act when Okachi scored the winner in the 87th minute.
Okachi would go on to win the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) while Enyimba’s Chijioke Mbaoma scooped the Highest Goal Scorer award which earned the duo 1m each.
Bendel Insurance also finished third in the tournament sponsored by Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation.