Heartland vs Enyimba

Results

Nigeria Professional Football League 2020/2021

Dan Anyiam StadiumImo State, Nigeria.

(Matchday 4)
Heartland
Enyimba
2 - 0
Final Score
Oghali S - 1 (33')Emmanuel A - 1 (53')
Game Statistics
2Yellow cards3
0Red cards0
4Corner Kick4
2Saves1
3Shots on Goal2
9Shots6
78.2%
Pass Accuracy
33.3%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
4
F
19
SH
9
75.0%
Pass Accuracy
33.3%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
5
F
15
SH
6
Ball Possession
47%
53%
Game Timeline
KO
KO
35. Oghali S
33'
26. Austin Oladapo
35'
21. Sabirou Bassa-Djeri
45'
36. Emmanuel A
53'
11. Tosin Omoyele
60'
17. Anayo Iwuala
60'
18. Abiodun Adebayo
70'
35. Oghali S
78'
28. Dayo Ojo
79'
34. Chukwudi N.
83'
4. Anthony Omaka
85'
1. Ejiogu C.
88'
30. Dare Olatunji
88'
Akanimo
90'
FT

Recap

Heartland 2-0 Enyimba: Elephants suffer loss in Owerri

Enyimba Football Club could not sustain their perfect start to the Nigeria Professional Football League season as they lost 0-2 to Heartland FC at the Dan Anyiam Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Shedrach Oghali and Adachi Emmanuel scored in both halves to puncture Enyimba’s hope of extending their impeccability further into the campaign.

Fatai Osho’s start list saw the return of captain Austin Oladapo and Dare Olatunji after the duo returned from short injury layoffs. Sadiq Abubakar also returned to the start list as Nabil Yarou, Stanley Okorom and Cyril Olisema kept their places.

In a frenetic opening, Samad Kadiri dribbled into the box but was choked up before he could send in a delivery, while Chizoba Amaefule caused problems at the other end with long deliveries of throw-ins.

Heartland leaped in front just after the half-hour as Oghali rose highest to lob a header from Benjamin Francis’ freekick past a wrongly positioned Olufemi Kayode.

With halftime approaching, Enyimba thought they deserved a penalty when Abubuakar’s cut back was blocked by a raised arm, but the referee judged it a legal play.

Adach Emmanuel doubled Heartland’s lead eight minutes after the restart as he fought past Nabil Yarou to receive a long ball and blast past substitute goalkeeper Bassa Djeri.

Fatai Osho sent on Anayo Iwuala and Tosin Omoyele in a desperate move to salvage the game, and the latter came close to pulling one back for Enyimba with a late header that went inches wide.

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayFull Time
January 13, 20214:00 pmNigeria Professional Football League2020/2021Matchday 490'

Ground

Dan Anyiam Stadium

Imo State, Nigeria.

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossessionOutcome
Heartland11247Win
Enyimba00053Loss

Enyimba

4Anthony Omaka 13 Midfield
6Nabil Yarou Defence
11Tosin Omoyele 25 Attack
12Olufemi Kayode 21 Goalkeeper
13Sadiq Abubakar 4 Attack
14Samad Kadiri 17 Attack
17Anayo Iwuala 14 Attack
18Abiodun Adebayo Defence 70'
20Cyril Olisema Midfield
21Sabirou Bassa-Djeri 12 Goalkeeper
22Manyo Stephen Egbe Defence
23Stanley Okorom Defence
25Victor Mbaoma 11 Attack
26Austin Oladapo 28 Midfield 35'
28Dayo Ojo 26 Midfield
29Imo Obot Defence
30Dare Olatunji Midfield 88'
33Somiari Alalibo Defence

Match Stats

Goals
2
0
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
2
3
Red Cards
0
0
P%
78.2
75.0
CK
4
4
OFF
4
5
F
19
15
S
2
1
Fk
24
19
KP
2
1
PS
151
204
PA
193
272
PKG
1
0
PKA
1
0
SH%
33.3
33.3
SOG
3
2
SH
9
6
MIN
90
90