Good morning Everyone.
Our sojourn to Jos ended like every other one we have made in the past three attempts. We huffed and puffed and at the end left empty handed yet again.
A friend, Chukwujekwu Antonio saw the action and penned his thoughts.
Enyimba International FC fell yet again at the Rwang Pam Stadium Jos, a ground that is fast becoming a dreaded ground for them. Enyimba has now failed to even score a goal and are without a point from their three visits as they were beaten 2-0 by Plateau United in a week 27 fixture.
Both teams started the game brightly with scoring chances coming at both ends. But in the 37th minute, the home team took the lead. Joshua Obaje’s low shot from Kabiru Umar’s assist eventually beat Afelokhai.
The goal spurred wild celebration in the stands but Enyimba almost drew level couple of minutes later but Abu Azeez was guilty of fluffing a glorious chance.
The chances kept being carved open at both ends till only the 70th minute when Plateau United got their second. Substitute Sunday Ingbede powered home a header from Bright Silas cross.
All efforts by the current League Champions to come back into the game came to nothing as the home side held their ground to earn a priceless victory against the Elephants to put their hope of relegation survival alive.
As for Enyimba, the loss is their 9th of the season to remain in 5th position and seven points behind the League leaders Wikki Tourists of Bauchi.
Simple, straight to the point but depressing as well. A defeat is disappointing and we can blame the defence and goalkeeper but how about strikers who can’t score goals? Evidently there should be a stern examination at the end of the season of the lot we currently have and everyone judged by their contribution.
Like the writer pointed out, it’s a third season of leaving Jos empty handed and like we pointed out in the preview, it was always going to be a tough one against a side battling relegation.
But Akwa United got a point there last time out and you’d think we would be on a roll following back to back wins. That was where the hope came from. Evidently, it’s not the defeat that’s hurting, it’s the hope that a point was possible here.
Seven points off Wikki with two games in hand. We are fast making it clear that we don’t have any plans of successfully defending our title.