Oriental derby preview: Enyimba entertain Heartland 

Good morning brethren, 

Today’s fixture is one with lots of history. Aside the fact that we all know that Enyimba was hewn out of Iwuanyanwu National, this is one fixture tags all through the years have not been void of action both off and on the pitch. Today shouldn’t be an exception, this should be a cracker.

Aside the expected, if we take into cognisance the achievements of last season from us and our opponents. We finished third, missing out on champions league places almost on the last day, while our visitors were runaway leaders of the southern conference in the lower division, heralding their comeback in style- two decent sides. 
Matchday 1 saw them fall to breakdown a Henry Ayodele masterclass in goal meaning they could only afford an opening day draw at home. While for us, we had an Ezekiel Mba penalty, midway through the second half, deny us our first victory on the road against a Lobi since 2005.

By way of team news, Heartland will be hoping for a return to full fitness of their loyal captain, Julius Ubido, who ended their last match with an icepack on the elbow, which made him sit out the dying seconds to treatment. But in his absence, there surely are a thousand and seventy two players they can always ring up. In his stead.

Yes, we’ve got five of our best legs in Morocco (Every player who dons the club crest on his chest becomes one of the best legs automatically) plus our able captain, Mfon Udoh and talismanic Ibenegbu who are likely to sit out the game as they continue their return to fitness but there has been promises from our new boys, most evidently as they combined to gift us our first goal of the season and in fantastic form too, as a reminder that every one at the club knows what is at stake. Ghanian international, Dauda will continue to try and hold down his spot as the number 1 as his fiercest rivals are on international duty.

This should be a good game. We believe that Heartland’s quest for their first victory since they walked out on Plateau United in Jos 2 seasons ago will continue as Aigbogun 2.0 knows he needs to win this game for points, pride and position.

Remember guys no dropping points at home. 

Back tomorrow, 

‘EnyimbaEnyi 

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