NPFL'23 Match Report: Enyimba score thrice to compound Kwara United's woes

Published on: 29 January 2023

It is a second consecutive defeats for Kwara United as they were handed a heavy defeat by Giants, Enyimba International in the NPFL Match Day four fixture at the Aba Stadiumon Sunday,, reports.

The Harmony Boys were ramshackled by Enyimba after conceding three goals without reply in a game where Kwara United goalkeeper, Dele Aiyenugbaa, ex Enyimba goalkeeper was awarded by Enyimba prior to the match.

Emeka Obioma put Enyimba ahead after tapping the ball into the net from Sadiq Abubakar pass to put the home team in good stead as early as the 11th minute.

Debutant Adebambo doubled the lead seven minute later after a pass from Sadiq Abubakar which was put at the back of the net by the former Kwara United striker.

The visitors produced two threatening moments, shooting wide before forcing John Noble into a great save in the 25th minute.

Adebambo almost scored his third, but his shot went straight into the hands of Abdullateef Ishola in the 34th minute.

Prior to the end of the first phase, Enyimba's Philip Ozor went off injured and was replaced by Elijah Akanni.

Obioma got his second goal of the match and Enyimba's third to put the home team in the driving seat twenty-three into the second half.

He almost got his hattrick two minutes later, but he was denied by Ishola.

The visitors also had their share of attempts as Wasiu Mahmoud found Alalade in the box but his weak shot was saved by John Noble in the 76th minute.

He came close again to reducing the deficit after a defensive mix up in the Enyimba's defense, but his attempt hit the bar in the 83rd minute.

Enyimba held on in the remaining minutes to win 3-0 and get their second win of the season.

Uche Dozie