Enyimba vs Nasarawa United: Gentlemen, it’s time to respond

1. Lay her among the lilies. 2. No Orchids for Miss Blandish. 3. Miss Shumway waves a wand. 4. Tiger by the tail. 5. What’s better than money? 

Fret not, this is still ThatEnyimbaFan. The past couple of days have been quite stormy here. Are there other clubs where things like this happen? Where fans express their spite in this manner? I’m not sure, I’d be truly surprised if there were. Well, I guess being Nigeria’s most successful club also does have its “not-so-nice-and-friendly” aspects. 

I think the focus of all of this really is with getting the sleeping and underperforming giant to get back on her feet. I want us to win the League again. I want us to get back among the power houses in the Continent. I want us to reestablish ourselves as indeed Nigeria’s biggest club. I want people in Europe wearing our jerseys. I want clubs in Europe paying huge sums for our prodigies. I want Enyimba back to what it should be.  

Is this too much for fans to ask for? Aba as a city connotes some form of ridicule all over the country. Severally, you hear people say, “Don’t be an Aba boy” or “That one is an Aba made”… Enyimba is the one point where we shut them all up. That Nigeria’s greatest club is from Aba. Enyimba is the pride of Aba- it’s really all we got and so hopefully, you can understand the frustration. 

There’s only one way to shut the now increasing noises and that is with a flawless response on the pitch beginning from Nasarawa United today. The solid miners haven’t really been much of a problem in recent times (especially at homecoming) but it does look the perfect banana skin fixture. They could look to take advantage of our frail mentality right now. 

It’s a pity that we aren’t playing in Aba yet. You can count on the Aba fans to lend a voice to lift the team. We can’t get back home soon enough, seriously speaking. Let’s hope the February deadline does come to fruition. But till then, we’d make use of what we currently have – Calabar. 

The good thing with chain midweek + weekend fixtures is that there is little time to muse over a poor performance before another fixture comes calling. We do have a potential 9 points in our sights – Nasarawa (H), Rivers United (A) and Abia Warriors (H). 3 games we can get 9 points from. Question isn’t about “if we can” because we know we can. Question is if we will. Because guess what? 9 points from our next three fixtures will put us right on top of the League. 

Make an emphatic statement today guys. Show us the real Enyimba. It’s over to you. 

Back tomorrow, 

‘EnyimbaEnyi

Meanwhile, who knows what these mean – 1. Lay her among the lilies. 2. No Orchids for Miss Blandish. 3. Miss Shumway waves a wand. 4. Tiger by the tail. 5. What’s better than money? 

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