El Kanemi sees off Abia Warriors in Maiduguri

By Daily Sports on June 12, 2016

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El-Kanemi Warriors continued their strong home run with a 2-0 win over Abia Warriors in Saturday's Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

A goal in each half from Kingsley Youwei and the impressive Hussaini Bata for El-Kanemi condemned the Warriors to their fifth defeat of the campaign.

Ladan Bosso named three of his mid-season signings, Youwei, John Aguda and Lukman Abdulkarim, in El-Kanemi's match-day squad while Chisom Chikatara continued from the bench for Abia Warriors once again with Kennedy Boboye preferrring Michael Olaha upfront.

The hosts showed their intent of continuing their run of fine form at home from the start as Ibrahim Mustapha, Youwei and Souleymane Dori had sniffs at the Abia Warriors goal area.

Stanley Okoro did create Abia Warriors' first chance of the game on 10 minutes, but Isaac Hele Hele made it inconsequential with his timely tackle to stop the former Nigeria under-17 winger.

Two minutes later, Ndifreke Effiong had a half chance, but volleyed wide from the edge of El-Kanemi's box.

There were spells during the game when Umar Zango's long throw-ins threatened to put the cat among the pigeons in Abia Warriors' defence, but experienced centre-half Emmanuel Olowo's headed clearances on such occasions spared the Umuahia club from conceding.

Nine minutes to the break, Youwei scored in his debut appearance for El-Kanemi from Mustapha's assist.

Chinedu Ohanachom and Dori tried to double El-Kanemi's lead before the halftime whistle but missed the target and had an attempt cleared respectively.

Youwei and Ohanachom continued to ask the Abia Warriors defence questions after the restart until Bata netted El-Kanemi's second goal from outside the box, leaving John Gaadi with no chance between the sticks.

Twice in the last 10 minutes Olaha had chances to pull one, or may be two, back for Abia Warriors. First he shot wide and then his headed attempt on target was saved by El-Kanemi goalkeeper George Michael.

El-Kanemi now move up the standings from 14th place to 11th on 28 points, one less than Abia Warriors in ninth spot.

•Culled from Supersports.com. Photo shows El Kanemi Warriors.



Source Daily Sports

Posted June 12, 2016

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