Margao: Okolie Odafe smashed in five goals as Churchill Brothers drubbed AIFF XI 6-0 in a seventh round I-League match at the Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
Odafe wrecked havoc in the rival defence scoring in the 26th, 37th, 72nd, 82nd, 86th minute of the match, after his side led 2-0 at half time. Zakeer Mundampara scored the other goal, in the 78th minute.
Odafe and Kayne Vincent combined well as Churchill Brothers dominated proceedings from the start. The scoreline could have been even more embarrassing for AIFF XI had it not been for Jagroop Singh’s work at the post. The goalkeeper pulled off nearly half a dozen saves.
A move between Vincent and Odafe resulted in the first goal for the local outfit and there was no looking back after that.
Trevor Bulpin’s boys found Odafe too hot to handle as they conceded another goal in the 37th minute. Churchill continued to attack the rival citadel after the change of ends.
Odafe, after being denied by the rival goalkeeper on a couple of occasions, scored his hat-trick goal in the 72nd minute.
Six minutes later, the Nigerian passed the ball to Mundampara, who found the net from close. Odafe then went on to score two more goals - through a free kick and a penalty.
After Monday’s win, Churchill have moved to third place with 13?points from seven matches, while AIFF XI remained on seven points from as many outings.