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Soccer News of Sunday, 15 January 2023


NPFL: Enyimba kick start campaign with win in Lafia

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Enyimba started the 2022-2023 Nigeria Premier Football League campaign with a win over Nasarawa United.

The People’s Elephants secured a 2-1 victory on the road against the Solid Miners at the Lafia Township Stadium on Saturday.

A perfect 45 minutes saw Finidi George’s men take a two-goal lead with new signing Elijah Akanni and Imo Obot getting the goals.

Akanni, who joined from relegated Mountain of Fire Ministry MFM FC scored the opener two minutes after half hour, and Obot added the second five minutes later.

The home side improved in the second half but Enyimba stood firm to withstand all their assaults.

Nasarawa United however got their consolation when Oche Josiah drilled one home with three minutes left to play.

Eight time Champions, Enyimba will return to Aba for their next League game and Finidi will be hoping for a much improved performance from his team.