Enyimba: We will win the title at Nnewi 

Good morning Guys.

The new season fixtures were made yesterday and just in case you somehow missed that piece of news, we get started with Lobi in Makurdi on the opening day. Akwa United would welcome Rangers, Heartland hosts Sunshine Stars. Plateau are away at Lafia while MFM and Imama’s El-Kanemi Warriors are at Abia Warriors and Rivers United respectively. 

From an Enyimba viewpoint, the foremost thoughts that come to mind when such piece of news is heard is to ask if we have had similar in the past. The closest in recent memory is three seasons ago: our title winning season actually when we were at Lobi quite early in the season and Idris Aloma fetched us a lead and a point (after they “penaltied” their way to an equalizer. 

So we get started with them and end with Wikki on the final day, 30th September, 2018. That of course is hoping the League timetable doesn’t get chopped off occasionally in the course of the season. What follows right after the season opener is Heartland at home. A ferocious contest and an Oriental Derby and a fixture that in the recent past has not been far from incident. 

We play Rivers United three MatchDays later after in Port Harcourt. Again that reminds me of that most memorable season where we beat Dolphins Rivers United 2-1. We were up by two goals before the Stanley Eguma arrived at his technical area. They did try to salvage something from that game but Ifeanyi George and Markson Ojobo had each scored and set us up for a memorable win. 

We also welcome Abia Warriors shortly afterward, and although we didn’t play at them that early in the season, this can be excused. If you’re yet to get my thinking, don’t worry. I’m only trying to create likely scenarios that seem to buttress that we could get title number 9. That would mean winning the title in Nnewi – a place where we never won a game in almost two decades. All eyes would be on Mr Aigbogun and his team as we dare to dream. 

In other news, we did eventually pick a win at the NPFL super six Invitatonal against Kano Pillars earlier. Ok, well it technically was a draw because we were only able to decide the outcome via spot kicks after a 0-0. But it’s a win nonetheless and we can only be grateful for that. 

The new season is just about three weeks away. I’m still hoping that we get our stadium back soon and rid the club of this shame. The full season fixtures are below with their tentative dates. Here’s wishing us a good season. 

Back tomorrow 

‘EnyimbaEnyi 

Enyimba vs Heartland 17/1

Katsina vs Enyimba 21/1

Enyimba vs Nasarawa 24/1

Rivers vs Enyimba 28/1

Enyimba vs Abia Warriors 31/1

El Kanemi vs Enyimba 4/2

Enyimba vs Plateau 11/2

Kano Pillars vs Enyimba 18/2

Enyimba vs Sunshine 25/2

Enyimba vs MFM 4/3

Rangers vs Enyimba 11/3

Enyimba vs Go Round 18/3

Yobe vs Enyimba 25/3

Enyimba vs Niger Tornadoes 1/4

Kwara vs Enyimba 8/4

Enyimba vs Ifeanyi Ubah 15/4

Wikki vs Enyimba 22/4

Enyimba vs Akwa 29/4

Akwa vs Enyimba 6/5

Enyimba vs Lobi 13/5

Heartland vs Enyimba 20/5

Enyimba vs Katsina 27/5

Nasarawa vs Enyimba 3/6

Enyimba vs Rivers 18/7
Abia vs Enyimba 22/7

Enyimba vs El Kanemi 25/7

Plateau vs Enyimba 29/7

Enyimba vs Kano Pillars 1/8

Sunshine vs Enyimba 5/8

MFM vs Enyimba 12/8

Enyimba vs Rangers 19/8

Go Round vs Enyimba 26/8

Enyimba vs Yobe 2/9

Niger Tornadoes vs Enyimba 9/9

Enyimba vs Kwara 16/9

Ifeanyi Ubah vs Enyimba 23/9

Enyimba vs Wikki 30/9

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