Match Preview: Enyimba vs Niger Tornadoes 

I wrote this post at 4:00 GMT but I may not be anywhere near WiFi till 14:00 GMT, about 2 hours before kickoff. So forgive me when you see this post later than expected. It also explains why you didn’t have any post on Saturday. I promise you I had a post – It will resurface on the Internet in the next couple of days. 

Today however we have three points to get in the bag. We have sucked up the fallouts from the Akwa United defeat. It was even funny to hear the Akwa United captain say nobody gave them a chance in the game. Funny really because they were the home side and they have been playing really good lately. Perhaps that mental bloc I talked about earlier in the week.

Niger Tornadoes and Ebenezar Odeyemi are our guests this afternoon. I wonder how many remember him. The fella we signed from Kogi United two years ago but he was deemed at a level lower than Enyimba standards. Let’s say it took him a bit to settle but Enyimba isn’t the most patient side on earth. He was shipped off.  

From Wikki and then El-Kanemi Warriors and now he is with Niger Tornadoes where he has eventually found his rhythm. This post seems all about Odeyemi because of the inevitability of him scoring against us. Maybe. That said, we have to ensure the points stay with us at the end of the day. There’s really no two ways about it. 

This is the reverse weekend where all those above us playing away from home get to lose their games while we win ours and frog jump them back into thirds or whatever. It’s basically the nature of the League and unless a team does the impossible which is win or get points on the road, you can as well conclude that the final standings at the end of the season will be what it is at 6pm Sunday evening.  

That means we have to get our strikers back on song tomorrow. We should have Mustapha and Mfon who should return to the starting XI. Chinonso Okonkwo has made a bright return to the first eleven- hopefully he gets to keep his scoring boots on, continuing from where he stopped. 

Kelly Kester should make a return back to the fold after completing his three match ban. No doubt we missed him but surely more by the making of the gaffer than a genuine lack of cover for him. In goal as well, Dauda should be returning to action. 

Updates should be at the regular places. We should have an announcement to make in the coming days. 

Three points to the good guys.



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