Etisalat Nigeria kept up their chase of leaders MTN on Sunday as Airtel Nigeria slumped to their first defeat on Match Day 4 of the 2013 Nigeria Telecommunications Games held at the University of Lagos Sports Complex.
In the first fixture of the day, 080Naija boys scored freely in a 5-0 defeat of LM Ericsson – an improved performance on the 2-0 win last season. But it was a late rally for Etisalat as Ericsson had held on strongly to finish the first half with just a goal deficit.
Solomon Ajala scored a brace with David Ore, Khalid Agboola and Osere Osunbor completing the goals. Ajala was voted the Most Valuable Player.
However, their levelling up with MTN Nigeria lasted a few hours as the Yehlo Boys regained their three points lead after inflicting Airtel’s first defeat in a 2-0 win. But it was obviously MTN’s toughest encounter this season as Airtel soaked up all the pressure and fought back gallantly in the game they conceded in each half of the encounter
. Alihie Iheukwumere added to his goals, scoring the first of the day before Kunle Kaniyu added the second to seal victory.
MTN has thus far won all three games played so far to lead with nine points while Etisalat has won two and lost only one, to stand on six points. Airtel trail on two points with a game in hand.