By Segun Olubayo

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba claimed a record eighth Nigeria Professional Football League title following a 3-0 win against Akwa United in their Championship play-offs fixture at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.

NPFL Champions 2018/2019

The victory by the coach Usman Abd’allah led team saw Enyimba-FC claim the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League title.

Enyimba finished top of the log with 12 points from five matches. Reuben Bala gave Enyimba the lead two minutes before the break.

Joseph Osadiaye dribbled his way into the Akwa United box and squared the ball to Bala who tapped it into the net.

Coach Usman Abd’allah goes up

Meanwhile, It was Bala’s third goal of the Championship play-offs. Stanley Dimgba netted Enyimba’s second goal of the game on the hour mark. The winger nodded home a superb cross from Stanley Okorom.

Abdulrahmam Bashir made the score line more emphatic when he scored Enyimba’s third goal with a stunning effort from outside the box a minute before time.

At the end it was “nzogbu, nzogbu, enyimba!Enyi’!” all the way back to the commercial city of Aba.



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