Rivers United vs Enyimba

Results

Nigeria Professional Football League 2020/2021

Yakubu Gowon StadiumRivers State, Nigeria.

(Match Day 11)
Rivers United
Enyimba
1 - 0
Final Score
Adetunji S - 1 (85')
Game Statistics
3Yellow cards2
0Red cards0
3Corner Kick0
1Saves4
5Shots on Goal1
18Shots1
77.0%
Pass Accuracy
27.8%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
1
F
10
SH
18
54.5%
Pass Accuracy
100.0%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
2
F
12
SH
1
Ball Possession
46%
54%
Game Timeline
KO
KO
8. Esor N
17'
3. Daniel Darkwah
20'
26. Austin Oladapo
43'
25. Malachi O
64'
23. Acquah P
64'
20. Onoja J
70'
4. Anthony Omaka
70'
16. Philip Ozor
70'
14. Nworie M
75'
11. Okwara Chika
85'
27. Adetunji S
85'
3. N'Gouan Ruffin
87'
12. Isaqh R
87'
FT

Recap

Match Report: Rivers United 1-0 Enyimba

Sunday Adetunji scored a late winner to hand Rivers United a 1-0 win against Enyimba at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Sunday.

The game appeared to be heading to a scoreless end until the forward headed from close range to ensure a match-winning contribution on his full debut.

Only one point separated the teams before the rescheduled fixture and the importance of its outcome was showcased in the energy employed by both sides from the start.

Eight fouls in the opening seven minutes set the tone for a highly physical duel as Fatai Osho’s men resorted to an alternative style on the undulating surface at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.

The chances eventually arrived thereafter, Ifeanyi Anaemena side-netting from close range before John Noble showed class to deny the hosts with a double save.

Anayo Iwuala got to the end of Stanley Okorom’s freekick to trouble Theophilus Afelokhai with a low header, but the teams remained far from their bests as the half flew by.

United attacked with greater numbers at the restart and created more openings as a result. Anaemena headed over from close range while Adetunji failed to keep his effort on target after a twist and turn in the box.

Anthony Omaka and Philip Ozor came on in the closing stages as Enyimba looked to see off the game, but the decisive goal came five minutes to the end when Adetunji rose to drop Kazie Enyinnanya’s cross into the near post.

The result has seen the People’s Elephant drop two places on the standings, but Osho’s men can recover lost ground with the remaining three outstanding fixtures, beginning with the visit of FC Ifeanyi Uba on Wednesday.

FATAI OSHO’S POST MATCH COMMENTS

 

They (the players) did a lot of work, we can’t  take that away from them – a lot of hard-work. The surface never allowed us to play. We couldn’t really get into our own true element, we couldn’t flow the way we would have loved to play, but then the game came the painful way. The loss of concentration, we could have been a bit tidy with that particular cross coming in after working that hard, but unfortunately we allowed it and the match has been won and lost.

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayFull Time
May 2, 20214:00 pmNigeria Professional Football League2020/2021Match Day 1190'

Ground

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers State, Nigeria.

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossessionOutcome
Rivers United01146Win
Enyimba00054Loss

Enyimba

3Daniel Darkwah Defence 20'
4Anthony Omaka 26 Midfield
8Farouk Mohammed Midfield
11Tosin Omoyele Attack
12Olufemi Kayode Goalkeeper
14Samad Kadiri Attack
15Timothy Danladi Defence
16Philip Ozor 20 Midfield
17Anayo Iwuala Attack
18Abiodun Adebayo Defence
20Cyril Olisema 16 Midfield
21Sabirou Bassa-Djeri Goalkeeper
23Stanley Okorom Defence
25Victor Mbaoma Attack
26Austin Oladapo 4 Midfield 43'
27Reuben Bala Attack
29Imo Obot Defence

Match Stats

Goals
1
0
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
3
2
Red Cards
0
0
Fk
13
11
S
1
4
F
10
12
OFF
1
2
CK
3
0
P%
77.0
54.5
KP
3
3
MIN
90
90
SH
18
1
SOG
5
1
SH%
27.8
100.0
PKA
0
0
PKG
0
0
PA
352
290
PS
271
158