IFA Shield: Odafa five-star act brightens Mohun Bagan semifinal hopes

Updated: 08 March 2013 23:14 IST

The Nigerian 'goal machine' opened the scoring in the 29th minute to give a 1-0 lead at halftime.

IFA Shield: Odafa five-star act brightens Mohun Bagan semifinal hopes
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Kolkata:

Odfafa Okolie struck five goals to power Mohun Bagan to a 5-1 win over United Sikkim in their group B quarterfinal league of the 117th IFA Shield in Kalyani on Friday.

The Nigerian 'goal machine' opened the scoring in the 29th minute to give a 1-0 lead at halftime.

It was a goal glut after the break as Odafa toyed with the United Sikkim attack, firing in four in 66th, 85th, 89th and 90+1st minutes.

The Bhaichung Bhutia-owned outfit pulled one back when their Spanish recruit Bablo Aracil scored one in the 71st minute.

This was Mohun Bagan's second successive win in the group league after their 3-0 blanking of Pune FC as they virtually sealed a semis berth, leading the table with six points.

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