Enyimba Are 2023 NPFL Champions, Pockets ₦100 Million Cash Prize
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By Amaechi Agbo
Enyimba International FC of Aba are champions of the 2022/2023 Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL season
The People’s Elephant won the league on Sunday after they played out a one-all draw with former champions, Rivers United in the final match of the 2023 NPFL Super 6 in Lagos.
Going Into the crunchy tie, the 2019 champions needed a draw to claim their nineth League title and the recorded the draw after Rivers United forced them to a 1-1 scoreline.
Ekene Awazie scored the opening goal in the 40th minutes for the Aba boys but Nyima Nwagua restored parity in the 47th minute for the Pride of Rivers.
Both teams could not find the winning goal in the remaining moments of the encounter but the full time score line gave the two-time Africa Champions their deserved title, and nineth in history.
Enyimba won the title after accruing 9 points from 5 matches while Remo Stars came second with same number of points but lesser goal difference.
2022 champions, Rivers United came 3rd with 8 points
By the virtue of their positions, Enyimba and Remo Stars have qualified for the CAF Champions League while Rivers United will join the winner of the 2023 Federation Cup between Rangers and Bendel Insurance in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Rivers United were quarter-finalist in the 2023 edition of the CAF second tier league.
For emerging champions of the NPFL, Enyimba will receive a cash reward of ₦100, 000, 000 from the organizers of the league, the Interim Management Committee, IMC