In a remarkable display of skill and precision, Nigerian midfielder Aremu Afeez showcased his prowess for first-division club IK Start, contributing significantly to their commanding 3-0 triumph over third-tier side Arendal Fotball in the second round of the Norwegian Cup on Wednesday.
Afeez, donned in the vibrant colors of IK Start, exhibited exceptional form throughout the match, featuring for the entire 90 minutes. His adept performance on the field underscored his instrumental role in guiding the team to victory.
The encounter, initially a deadlock with a goalless first half, witnessed a spectacular turn of events as Damion Lowe, in the 55th minute, strategically broke the impasse, setting the tone for IK Start’s dominance.
Elliott Kaeck doubled the lead for IK Start in the 58th minute, demonstrating prowess and coordination on the pitch. The momentum continued to escalate, with Kevin Kabran sealing the triumph with a goal in the 79th minute, leaving no room for doubt regarding the outcome of the match.
This pivotal victory propels IK Start into the coveted third round of the Norwegian Cup, a testament to the team’s collective skill and determination.
Afeez’s stellar performance in this fixture marks his eighth appearance across all competitions since his transfer from Akwa United in January. His significant contribution, coupled with the collective efforts of the team, exemplifies the promising trajectory of IK Start in the ongoing season.