Ojo nets brace in Huskies debut

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Swift Current soccer product Tobi Ojo made a memorable debut with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s soccer team on Saturday.

The rookie midfielder found the back of the net twice to lead the Huskies to a 4-2 win over the host University of Calgary Dinos.

The Huskies trailed 2-1 early in the second half before scoring three unanswered goals. Ojo scored the game-winning goal in the 75th minute and then added an insurance marker in the 84th minute to cap a spectacular university debut.

Ojo only played 21 minutes as a substitute, but made the most of his three shots on goal over that span.

The Huskies finished second in the Canada West Prairie Division last season with a 7-5-2 record. They were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Thompson Rivers.

Ojo, who worked his way up through the Swift Current United Soccer program before moving to Regina, is looking to contribute to a team that is returning its top five point producers from last season.

The 5’7’’ Ojo played in Regina for Queen City United and the Regina LeBoldus Golden Suns and was also a member of Team Saskatchewan on numerous occasions.

The Huskies were ranked sixth in the 2018 Canada West Men’s Soccer Pre-Season Coaches Poll, while the Dinos were ranked fourth.

The Huskies lost 3-2 the host Mount Royal Cougars on Sunday. Ojo came on a substitute to play the final 20 minutes. He was cautioned in the 76 minute and assisted on a Tyler Redl goal in the 87th minute.

Ojo and the Huskies will make their home debut on September 1 against the University of Alberta Golden Bears.