NPFL MD12: Enyimba Drop Points At Home, Rivers United Thrash Wikki
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Enyimba International FC dropped two points at home as visiting Niger Tornadoes held the former champions to a one-all draw in one of the matchday 12 fixtures in the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season played in Aba, Abia State, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The visitors took the lead in 39th minute against run of play as Kabiru Adeniji maintained surreal composure before taking a shot which wrongfooted Olorunleke Ojo via a deflection.
The goal rattled the eight-time champions as they went in search of equaliser.
Their efforts paid off in the 43rd minute as they were awarded a penalty after Niger Tornadoes goalkeeper Lucky Abdullahi spilles Emeka Obioma’s shot before fouling Victor Mbaoma who was latching onto the rebound.
Enyimba captain Austin Oladapo hit the penalty straight down the middle to restore parity for the hosts in the 45th minute.
However, the People’s Elephant could not increase the tally as the visitors held on to pick crucial point off the 4th placed team.
In another match, Rivers United bounced bank to winning ways after their previous defeat and thrashed Wikki Tourists 3-0 in Port Harcourt.
Goals from Chidiebube Duru via penalty in the 37th minute, followed by strikes from Chijioke Akuneto 53’ and Uche Onwuasonaya 56’ gave the Garden City boys the all three points.
In Katsina, Katsina United displayed verve and vigour as they eased their relegation worries following a hard earned 1-0 victory against visiting Kwara United.
Nafiu Ibrahim scored the only goal of the match in the 65th minute if the encounter.
Katsina United 1-0 Kwara United
Enyimba 1-1 Tornadoes
Rivers United 3-0 Wikki Tourists
There will be 7 more matches on Sunday, February 13, 2022.