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Sports News of Wednesday, 8 February 2023


Finidi hails Enyimba after El-Kanemi win

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Following Enyimba’s convincing 2-0 home win over El-Kanemi Warriors on Sunday, head coach Finidi George has praised the team’s spirit for delivering an impressive performance in match-day six of the 2022/23 Nigeria Professional Football League.

The Aba Elephant returned to winning ways after they lost 1-0 to Remo Stars in their matchday five fixture.

A brace from Chukuwemeka Obioma sealed a comfortable win as the two-time African champions comfortably dispatched the visiting Maiduguri side.

Emeka who scored a brace in Enyimba’s 3-0 win over Kwara United in NPFL matchday four takes his goal tally to four.

In his post-match comments, the 51-year-old tactician, who also doubles as Super Eagles assistant manager, hailed his side for keeping a clean sheet, on the way to grabbing the important win in Aba.

“It’s always good to score in the first half, you know in the Nigerian league, if you don’t score in the first half, the opponents will start using delay tactics or whatever can be done to achieve the result,” Finidi told Enyimba’s official website.

“But when you score, they will come out more. We could have won the game with more goals, but we didn’t take our chances.

“At the end of the day, we won 2-0 and I’m happy with our performance. Two goals and three points.”

Enyimba with three wins, one draw and two defeats are third in Group A standings, two points behind Remo Stars, who are second on the log and six points behind Bendel Insurance, who top the Group with 16 points, winning five of their six matches.

The Aba warriors will hope to continue with their winning form as they play Gombe United in an away fixture on Sunday at the 12,000-capacity Pantami Stadium.