Enyimba Maintain Steady Climb to Reach Third Spot

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Duro Ikhazuagbe

Enyimba FC defeated Adamawa United 2-1 yesterday in Bauchi to climb to the third spot of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).

The Elephant of Aba have returned to consideration for the title of the Nigerian topflight in addition to qualifying for the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup. Enyimba are scheduled to play Rivers United in the final playoff.

Anayo Iwuala fired Enyimba into lead in the 8th minute with Ima Obot Consolidating in the 32nd minute. Adamawa’s Idris Abubakar scored from the penalty spot in the 61st minute for the consolatory goal.

Elsewhere yesterday, Wikki Tourists defeated Jigawa Golden Stars 2-0 in Kaduna.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Confederation’s Cup Rivers United have arrived in Kaduna ahead of Wednesday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday six tie against Kano Pillars.

The “Pride of Rivers” returned to Nigeria from Port Novo, Benin Republic on Sunday after defeating Bloemfontein Celtic 3-0 (5-0 aggregate) and on Monday flew in comfort abroad Azman Airline to Kaduna for their Wednesday’s league match against hosts Kano Pillars, the club announced yesterday evening.

Rivers United were upstaged from the summit of the NPFL on Sunday evening after Nasarawa United defeated Warri Wolves 2-1 at the Ozoro Township Stadium to amass 14 points from six matches.

The in-form Stanley Eguma wards can reclaim the top spot if they beat Pillars by whatever margin on Wednesday to climb to 15 points from six games.