HE may not have guaranteed anything, but Promise Jolomi sure delivered for PSG, scoring the goal that lifted the squad to its first victory in the United Football League on Saturday night at the Emperador Stadium.
Coming off the bench with less than 15 remaining, the 22-year-old Nigerian broke the deadlock near stoppage time as PSG scored a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Green Archers United to finally barge into the win column.
“I didn’t (make a promise),” Jolomi chuckled. “I didn’t even know our coach was going to bring me in, and so late like that. But no matter what time I came in, I’m still thankful.”
“We have been searching for this victory for so long,” he added. “Our coach was highly disappointed in us in all the games from the beginning of the tournament, so today, he called everybody and begged us to give our hundred percent.”
The victory tied PSG with the victims in seventh place with an identical 1-1-4 win-draw-loss card for four points.
Far Eastern University standout Jesus Melliza, continuing to prove why he is the reigning UAAP Best Scorer, struck for the third straight game as the pint-sized wonder gave the Archers the lead 25 minutes into the game.
But in another disappointing collapse, the Archers failed to protect the lead as Emmanuel Mbata equalized for PSG 13 minutes into the second half, setting the stage for Jolomi’s heroics in the 87th minute of the game that saw six yellow cards being shown to players from both squads.
“If you watched our previous games, we had a lot of chances but they could not capitalize. But they did it today,” PSG coach Esse Sedigh said. “That’s the only the problem we had in our attacking, the finishing.”