Good morning All.
So yesterday we continued our mad Aiteo fixtures with a 1-1 draw with Plateau United. The Jos team had scored first and held on till the break. But just into the second half, our boys retorted. Striker Sunday Adetunji fetched us the equalizer. It ended 1-1.
It has been an interesting start to his Enyimba campaign and you can’t help but note that this one has been one of our better signings in recent times. How many times do you see us sign a player and all of a sudden he discards his scoring boots before he arrives Aba? Sunday came with his and he’s been a beautiful story so far.
Think of how he won us that game in Djoliba. Making that bold run into the area right at the death in that game. Winning us that penalty that Farouk converted. Next he scored in the 5-1 dismantling of Rayon Sport. Then two days against Katsina United before Plateau United yesterday. We have a player and half guys.
The Aiteo Cup Group rounds end today with us facing the only non Premier League side in our Group J Atete. I don’t know much about them except that I have heard of them sometime. They were the side that eliminated either of Go Round or FC Ifeanyiubah (I don’t have the time to confirm). Sorry.
But squaring up against them, we do need just a point to go through. A point takes us to 5 points. Katsina and Plateau both go head to head and while Plateau currently has 4 points, a draw brings them level on points with us. Katsina themselves have 3 points and need to beat Plateau to go through. So one of them cancels the other out. For us, a win vs J Atete takes care of business.
I don’t know how the gaffer will shuffle his side but I do hope to see significant changes. If we can’t rely on those fringe players to finish up the work against J Atete, then it is a big big shame. Coach Abd’Allah has shown good use of his squad but no one who has plans of playing on Wednesday should be playing today. He does deserve some commendation. Like Adetunji’s signing, the gaffer has been a good addition as well. (More on this sometime in the future).
I can’t wait for this horribly planned competition to be over. Hoping too that our boys make it through unscathed. Fingers crossed.