The Anambra Warriors played the Maiduguri Warriors in the Nigerian Professional Football League Matchday 14 clash at the FC Ifeanyi Ubah Int’l Stadium in a game pitting the Warriors of the South East against the Warriors of the North East.
The game started on a ferocious note with the Anambra Warriors on the ascendancy pressing and keeping the visitors camped in their defensive half. The first chance of the game came in the 4th minute as King Osanga’s glancing header sailed over GoalKeeper George Michael but struck the upright after a delightful cross by Ngoma Luamba as King Osanga, Seka Pascal and Godwin Obaje all had near goal attempts but the defence of Elkanemi kept the scores level until Prince Aggreh scored after beautiful piece of brilliance by Seka Pascal, controlling the lofted pass of Obaje before riffling a shot that was punched by Goalkeeper Michael to the bar and landed at the mercy of Aggreh to open scoring.
The NPFL Galacticos didn’t relent in their attack and got rewarded with a second goal ten minutes later after a wonderful link-up play between Obaje and Luamba to set up Nwabili who passed to Aggreh for the goal and his second of the game to give FC Ifeanyi Ubah the advantage heading into the break.
The Second half started on a similar note for the Galacticos as the Anambra Warriors attacked the Maiduguri Warriors in a bid to seal the game but surprisingly, ElKanemi Warriors, got a lifeline as Lucky Erimaya riffled a beautiful drive into the bottom left corner to stun the home crowd and give the visitors a chance heading to the hour mark of the game. And the comeback was complete in the 82nd minute of the game when Matthias Samuel crossed for Ibrahim Babangida timed his run well to head in and secure the leveller for the Maiduguri Warriors.
But the visitors were undone as Osanga was fouled in the last moments of the game and Ifeanyi Onuigbo who came in for two goal hero Aggreh calmly converted from 12 yards to secure the three points for the Anambra Warriors in a topsy turvy game.
Full time Result
FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3 (Aggreh-19′ 29′, Onuigbo 90’+3′)
El Kanemi 2 (Erimaya-59′, Babangida-82′)
The Anambra Warriors will face Akwa United at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo on Sunday, March 29th, 2017.