0-5 minutes: Enyimba fans clamour for an early goal, putting pressure on home team
5-10 minutes: The visitors try to get something out of the highly temperamental tie, but Enyimba stood tall.
10-15: Pressure forced the home team to concede some close to circle free kicks, but they survived the scare.
15-20: Skipper Chinedu Udoji for Enyimba has been consistent, organising the Elephant’s defence to ward off the offensives from the garden City boys.
35th Enyimba played a 25m free kick around the c/circle, but keeper Danladi issa parried into touch.
Scores 0-0 in Aba, as fans in here celebrate Lobi’s goal against Pillars, the feelings here is that Enyimba should score and claim the second place to play in the CAF Champions League next season.
39-43 minutes: About three minutes to end of first half, Sharks almost score against Enyimba, Christian Yegbara shot wide in a rare open chance against the Elephant in this last match of the season.
45th minute: Enyimba had the chance to go ahead, but the strikers were casual, leaving goalkeeper Issa to grab all the loose balls. Though, his defenders have been covering his rear very well.
End of first half: Enyimba 0-0 sharks.
Second half begins in Aba
Enyimba 0-0 Sharks in Aba, Nasarawa 1-0 Heartland, Nembe 0-0 Sunshine, Lobi 1-0 Pillars, W/Wolves 1-0 ABS
Ifeanyi Edeh nets Enyimba’s first goal from the spot, 1-0 Sharks, Kwara Score against Akwa as well.
Kaduna Utd 1-0 3SC.
70th: In Aba, another free kick around the ark: taken by Edeh and going unaided with keeper Issa flat footed, but the ball missed target.
72nd: another open miss by Enyimba right in front of the goal area, scores: still 1-0,
About six minutes to go, Christian Ryegbera almost scored for Sharks, but Enyimba lucky to escape the two to beat one approach by the strikers.
End of 90 minutes, Enyimba maintained their 1-0 lead and ended the season on 62 points from 38 matches, and finished second behind Kano Pillars who lost by a lone goal to Lobi Stars.
Finally, based on the results collated from other centres, Enyimba are through to next year’s CAF Champions League with Pillars.
What A Dramatic Way To End 2013 NPL Season!
So long, the 2013 NPL season ended with Kano Pillars (63 Points) retaining their crown, Enyimba (62 points) finished second, while Bayelsa (61 points) and El-Kanemi (60 points) finished third and fourth respectively. However,
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