Enyimba vs Kano Pillars

Results

Nigeria Professional Football League 2020/2021

Enyimba StadiumNdi Eguru, Aba South, Abia, Nigeria

(Matchday 5)
Enyimba
Kano Pillars
2 - 1
Final Score
Anayo Iwuala - 1 (21')Orok Gabriel Ibitham - 1 (38')
Fahad Usman - 1 (86')
Game Statistics
2Yellow cards1
0Red cards0
4Corner Kick5
3Saves3
5Shots on Goal4
11Shots10
80.6%
Pass Accuracy
45.5%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
2
F
26
SH
11
66.4%
Pass Accuracy
40.0%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
1
F
14
SH
10
Ball Possession
52%
48%
Game Timeline
KO
KO
24. David Ebuka
19'
17. Anayo Iwuala
21'
19. Orok Gabriel Ibitham
38'
7. Samson Obi
68'
17. Anayo Iwuala
76'
1. John Noble Barinyima
84'
9. Martins Usule
85'
30. Fahad Usman
86'
20. Cyril Olisema
89'
FT

Recap

Enyimba 2-1 Kano Pillars: Enyimba’s youngsters produce much-needed response

Enyimba’s youngsters stepped to the occasion and delivered a boisterous performance as the People’s Elephant overcame Kano Pillars 2-1 at the Enyimba Stadium on Sunday evening.

Fatai Osho’s side had to produce a response after a disappointing loss to Heartland in midweek, and the gaffer turned to his young guns, handing starting places to Anayo Iwuala, Orok Gabriel and Stephen.
Impressive leftback Imo Obot kept his place while experienced defender Nelson Ogbonnaya was handed his first appearance this season.

Enyimba set off with strength and created openings with Dayo Ojo and Anayo coming close within the opening fifteen minutes; and it was no surprise when the opener came shortly after.

Following an interchange in the middle, Anayo held off his markers to run through the left flank before blasting into the roof of the net for his season’s first.

Orok doubled the tally seven minutes to the break, getting released by Ojo’s measured pass to sprint on goal and fire past Ibrahim Idrissu.
The youngster almost got his brace seventy seconds after, but saw his run cut short by an onrushing Idrissu.

The scorers continued to impress with their speed and trickery in the second period as Samad Kadiri and substitute Martins Usule got chances, but it was Fahad Usman that scored the half’s only goal with a spectacular freekick four minutes to the end.

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayFull Time
January 17, 20214:00 pmNigeria Professional Football League2020/2021Matchday 590'

Ground

Enyimba Stadium

Ndi Eguru, Aba South, Abia, Nigeria

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossessionOutcome
Enyimba20252Win
Kano Pillars01148Loss

Enyimba

1John Noble Barinyima Goalkeeper 84'
4Anthony Omaka Midfield
5Hassan Abubakar Defence
6Nabil Yarou Defence
7Samson Obi 14 Attack
9Martins Usule 19 Attack
12Olufemi Kayode Goalkeeper
14Samad Kadiri 7 Attack
16Philip Ozor Midfield
17Anayo Iwuala Attack 21'
76'
19Orok Gabriel Ibitham 9 Attack 38'
20Cyril Olisema 28 Midfield
22Manyo Stephen Egbe Defence
24Nelson Ogbonnaya Defence
28Dayo Ojo 20 Midfield
29Imo Obot Defence
30Dare Olatunji Midfield
33Somiari Alalibo Defence

Match Stats

Goals
2
1
Assists
1
0
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0
0
P%
80.6
66.4
CK
4
5
OFF
2
1
F
26
14
S
3
3
Fk
15
28
KP
3
1
PS
291
158
PA
361
238
PKG
0
0
PKA
0
0
SH%
45.5
40.0
SOG
5
4
SH
11
10
MIN
90
90