...BEAT WATER STRIKERS OF TWON- BRASS IN PENALTY SHOOTOUT...

The Bayelsa Governor’s Football Tournament popularly known as Prosperity Cup Season 6 LGA Finals continue to record exciting football and draw more support and appreciation across the state and beyond as Brass LGA Final came to climaxing end with Kongho FC the proud winners of the LGA Final. 

 A few minutes after the blast of the whistle, Kongho FC left no one in doubt that they came to the party well prepared.  Their early incursion into their opponents half  almost resulted into a very early goal, but the defence of Water Strikers repelled their attack. 

Nackson Prince of Kongho FC gave the Water Strikers defence a big job on the day as he kept them on their toes every way of the game. As tormentor-general, he threw all spanners at the works of the Water Strikers defense, but they determined not to be undone easily withstood him and the rest of the Kongho attack But their resolute defence could only keep the rampaging Kongho attackers at bay for 11 minutes when Nackson Prince drilled the opener into the far corner of Water Strikers net to the admiration of the capacity crowd that watched the exciting cup final in the coastal city of Brass.

The first half ended with Kongho FC’s one zero lead. On resumption of play, the Water Strikers team showed they were no push overs with a determined approach to overturn the Kongho lead, but the goalkeeper of Kongho reduced their efforts to nothing. Kongho FC took a closer leap to the winner’s trophy when they increased the tally to two through the boots of Ben Oweiwari 12 minutes into the second half. 

When everyone thought it was lights out for Water Strikers, Baratuaipre buried the hopes of Kongho FC in going home with the trophy, though only momentarily, with his equaliser.
The game ended with the scores at 2:2 and went into a penalty shoot out. In the end, Kongho came out tops and concluded the well written script they executed with determination winning the penalty shoot out 4:2 to the joy of the ecstatic crowd.

The Chairman Brass local government represented by the leader of the legislative arm Hon Clement Aseitongha thanked the governor for making it possible to have the tournament and appreciated the organizers for the work they\'re doing. He also received the award of Excellence for Promoting Grassroots Sports Development and a branded jersey of the tournament for the Chairman, Hon Lucky Febo, from the COC of Prosperity Cup.

The champions were awarded a plaque and a hundred thousand naira (N100,000) only by the COC of Prosperity Cup while Water Strikers went home with fifty thousand naira (N50,000) only and a plaque. 

The LGA Finals will continue in Kaiama on Monday 17th to produce the champion of Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area at the Kaiama Grammar School Field.

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