A trip down memory lane and a trip to Illorin: Kwara vs Enyimba 

There is a picture I think is more or less symbolic of the last Kadiri Ikhana title winning season. It’s a picture of Obiozor and Ifeanyi George and Ezekiel Bassey celebrating at a corner flag. We had just scored one of our goals in a 3-2 away win, our third away win that year. The picture was on my former blog site but as you all know, that site packed up. I don’t have that image anymore. 

I’ll refresh your minds on what happened in that game. Ifeanyi George and Christian Obiozor got us 2-0 up before the 40th minute. Three minutes or so later, Femi Oladapo who used to be our player till the start of this current season pulled one back for them – this was in 2015. In the second half, Markson Ojobo, remember him? Yeah. He got us a third goal from the spot. 

Imagine leading 3-1 away from home – ladies and gentlemen, Enyimba title winning squad of 2015 were in a class all by themselves. In the dying minutes, Dare Ojo who now plays for us got a second goal for them. We held on to actually get all three points. I was in Warri that MatchDay but I savored that victory and in the end of course we went in to win the title. 

Well, we face bottom placed Kwara United in a game that looks every inch a banana skin. Kwara have blow hot and cold this season, the later more often but like we know, it’s a person’s form on the day that matters. In other words, though we are looking an unbeatable lot, we can’t take anything for granted. We have to put in the discipline and commitment this game deserves otherwise we will come home empty handed. 

If last night’s Champions League taught us anything, it is that a team in high spirits and infront of her fans can pull off a remarkable result. Kwara United have gotten one of the leagues more decent coaches now, sending John Obuh packing. It’s the same side that finds wins difficult to come by personnel wise but with a charismatic gaffer, you can expect they will be roaring to go. 

We have to give this game the commitment it deserves if we hope to get anything off it. There’s been whispers of a title for Enyimba title at the end of the year – but we will have to work and put it decent training hours to get there. It will have to be one game at a time beginning from this one with Kwara. 

All the best to the lads….

Back tomorow, 

‘EnyimbaEnyi 

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