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Enyimba, Abia Warriors to Slug It Out at Governor Ikpeazu Preseason Tournament Final


Enyimba, Abia Warriors to slug it out at Governor Ikpeazu Pre Season Tournament Final

Enyimba International will battle fellow Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Abia Warriors in the finals of the Governor Ikpeazu Pre-season tournament.

In the first semi-final match , Enyimba relied on a 69th strike from Cyril Olisema to defeat Plateau United 1-0.
In a match the People’s elephants dominated almost completely.

In The second semi-final match Avia Warriors managed by coach Willy Udube (because Coach Imama Hardly stays At the dugout during the Tournament so far) dumped out A&A 3-1 while the People’s Elephants pipped Plateau United 1-0.

Paul Samson put Warriors ahead with a cool finish in the 10th minute of the game.

Lanky striker Tekena Garando doubled the lead before halftime.

The second half was even for both teams as they displayed best of football artistry to the amusement of Aba fans.

As the second half clock thicked away, Nnamdi Anthony reduced the deficit for the Academy boys.

The A&A bench charged their boys to get the leveller and Bello Lukman then scored the goal that broke the camel’s back with a 75th minute strike.

The final match on paper appears to be a dream final as both teams are clearly the best teams of the competition and both will be renewing their rivalry after the incident that happened in Umuahia during a league fixture in February.

The final will be held on Saturday by 3 pm at the Enyimba International Stadium ABA.

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