For the first time in five years, Kogi United are basking in the euphoria of recording an away win.

The landmark feat was record in their 2-1 away win against NAF Rockets FC in the Matchday 8 of Bet9ja Nigeria National League, NNL clash in Abuja on Wednesday.

Kogi United came from a goal down to claim the victory which has leapfrogged them to the top their group, thanks to second half goals from John Jerome and Daniel Frimpong.

Kogi State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sanni Salisu who described the win as memorable for sports loving Kogi people said his luck has rubbed on the club to break the jinx.

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He commended the players and the entire team for making the state proud. He asked them to improve on their performance to achieve the dream of playing in the apex division in the country.

"Today is a great day for any kogi born sports loving person, Kogi united was established in 1995, for about seven years now, Kogi United have never won an away match until I stepped into office as commissioner for sports, so this is historic and I'm very happy and I'm very grateful."

In the same vein, Chairman of Kogi United and Confluence Queens, Abdul Sule expressed delight over the result which he described as important for the club in their quest to gain promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.