The reigning Nigeria League champions Enyimba International Saturday in Umuahia beat big spenders FC Ifeanyi Ubah 2-0 in the first of t...
The reigning Nigeria League champions Enyimba International Saturday in Umuahia beat big spenders FC Ifeanyi Ubah 2-0 in the first of the NPFL Match Day 17 fixtures.
The Peoples’ Elephant who in their midweek outing got an away point in Lagos against MFM FC made sure they kept the momentum on Saturday; going all out to secure victory in the derby clash against their regional rivals.
Goals for Enyimba in what is generally called the Oriental Derby came from the boots of Ikechukwu Ibenegbu and Daniel Etor who missed the last trip to Lagos.
Ibenegbu got the curtain raiser in the 17th minute when he volleyed home a half-hearted clearance from 16 yards.
Enyimba’s second goal waited till the hour-mark and this time it was Etor who doubled the advantage for the hosts after a great team effort and assist from teammate Mfon Udoh.
Enyimba with this win have increased their points tally to 24 points; narrowing the gap between them and FC Ifeanyi Ubah to only two points; albeit with three matches outstanding.