Twenty-four hours after the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) Match day 20 between host Abia Warriors and Enyimba was disrupted by fans in Umuahia, the People’s Elephant romped to their eighth win of the domestic season yesterday in the rescheduled match in Okigwe.
With the game resuming in the 24th minute from where it was forced to be abandoned after Enyimba Chairman Felix Anyasi Agwu and some players were bloodied in the crowd violence on Sunday, the Aba team secured the vital win to climb to 13th spot on the log despite having four matches at hand.Stanley Dimgba produces a brace in the 41st and 66th minutes, while Victor Mbaoma (44th) and Anayo Iwuala (60th) completed the goal haul before Yakub Hammed’s consolation strike in the 74th minute for Abia Warriors.
Meanwhile, Abia Warriors have sacked Coach Emmanuel Deutcsh as the Head Coach of the Umuahia based team.In a press statement signed by the Club’s Secretary, Mr Esiaba Ebere, said losing three matches in a row, and conceding nine goals in the process does not portray the qualities of an ambitious team like Abia Warriors. The club was particularly irked losing the Abia Derby by such scandalous margin of four goals against Enyimba.
The statement directed the Cameroonian-born gaffer to hand over the club properties in his possession to the Secretary and wished him the very best of luck in his future endeavour.Chief Coach of the club, Willy Udube, has been directed by the to take over the affairs of the team in the interim capacity.