Warri Wolves defeated Akwa United 1-0 in the Nigeria league pre-season Super 4 opener in Kadun...
Warri Wolves defeated Akwa United 1-0 in the Nigeria league pre-season Super 4 opener in Kaduna on Wednesday.
Itoya kelvin scored the only goal of the game for the league runners up in the 44th minute after a poor clearance by Olufemi Kayode in goal for Akwa. Goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye was the hero of the day as he denied Akwa United several goals with no less than eight great saves.
New signing King Osanga and Sikiru Alimi missed chances to score more goals for the Warri seasiders.
The other match of the day saw champions Enyimba play out a 1-1 draw with Nasarawa United, who finished third last season. Osadiaye scored a sublime left-footed free kick in the 35th minute to give the People's elephant the lead but Nassarawa salvaged the game courtesy of a 90th minute equaliser from substitute Azango.
#NPFLSuper4 Day 1 Results Warri Wolves 1-0 Akwa Utd Enyimba 1-1 Nasarawa Utd— League Management NG (@LMCNPFL) January 20, 2016
This tournament will prepare the four clubs who will represent Nigeria in this year’s CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup.