Enyimba vs Abia Warriors

Results

Nigeria Professional Football League 2020/2021

Enyimba StadiumNdi Eguru, Aba South, Abia, Nigeria

(Matchday 1)
Enyimba
Abia Warriors
1 - 0
Final Score
Samad Kadiri - 1 (52')
Game Statistics
2Yellow cards2
0Red cards0
7Corner Kick5
3Saves1
2Shots on Goal3
17Shots7
78.5%
Pass Accuracy
11.8%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
2
F
25
SH
17
58.0%
Pass Accuracy
42.9%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
1
F
15
SH
7
Ball Possession
51%
49%
Game Timeline
KO
KO
15. Adeleke Adekunle
19'
24. Nzube Anaezemba
42'
14. Samad Kadiri
52'
9. Obioma Chukuemeka
65'
30. Dare Olatunji
66'
10. Jean-Marie Guera
70'
17. Anayo Iwuala
70'
13. Sadiq Abubakar
77'
25. Victor Mbaoma
87'
FT

Recap

KADIRI SCORES ON HIS DEBUT TO HAND ENYIMBA DERBY WIN

Samad Kadiri made a match winning contribution on his Enyimba debut as his second half goal handed the People’s Elephant a 1-0 win against Abia Warriors at the Enyimba Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The forward stepped up to convert from the spot after Fatai Abdullahi handled Philip Ozor’s shot inside the box.

After missing out of the team’s opening three Champions League fixtures – largely due to injury – Kadiri announced himself early in his first Abia derby as his energetic start drew attention in an empty Enyimba Stadium.

The game’s first chance however fell to Orok Gabriel, who was set up by Stephen Manyo, but the winger miscued.

Orok was again involved shortly after with a splitting run that forced Ojo Olorunleke into a double save.

Philip Ozor played Sadiq Abubakar one-on-one with Olorunleke, but the keeper made himself big to divert the effort wide.

Orok flopped another chance after the restart, before the enterprising Ozor saw his levelled strike come off the arm of Abdullahi for a chance from the spot, which Kadiri coolly converted to become the first player after Martins Usule to score on his NPFL debut for Enyimba.

The striker had another chance to get his brace but misfired from close range after receiving a fine pass from Manyo.

Enyimba have thus won the last five meetings with their state neighbours, with Warriors’ last win coming in 2016.

Fatai Osho’s men will have Kwara United to contend with in another NPFL fixture on Saturday, before returning to Aba to face Al Merrikh in the Champions League next Wednesday.

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayFull Time
December 29, 20204:00 pmNigeria Professional Football League2020/2021Matchday 190'

Ground

Enyimba Stadium

Ndi Eguru, Aba South, Abia, Nigeria

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossessionOutcome
Enyimba01151Win
Abia Warriors00049Loss

Enyimba

1John Noble Barinyima Goalkeeper
4Anthony Omaka Midfield
5Hassan Abubakar Defence
10Jean-Marie Guera 16 Midfield
12Olufemi Kayode Goalkeeper
13Sadiq Abubakar Attack 77'
14Samad Kadiri 25 Attack 52'
15Timothy Danladi Defence
16Philip Ozor 10 Midfield
17Anayo Iwuala 19 Attack
18Abiodun Adebayo Defence
19Orok Gabriel Ibitham 17 Attack
20Cyril Olisema Midfield
22Manyo Stephen Egbe Defence
23Stanley Okorom Defence
25Victor Mbaoma 14 Attack
29Imo Obot Defence
30Dare Olatunji Midfield 66'

Match Stats

Goals
1
0
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
2
2
Red Cards
0
0
Fk
16
27
S
3
1
F
25
15
OFF
2
1
CK
7
5
P%
78.5
58.0
KP
3
3
MIN
90
90
SH
17
7
SOG
2
3
SH%
11.8
42.9
PKA
1
0
PKG
1
0
PA
307
255
PS
241
148