Enyimba Football Club bounced from a midweek lose to edge Adamawa United 2-0 in a Nigeria Professional Football League fixture at the Enyimba Stadium this evening.
The People’s Elephants suffered a 0-1 loss against Sunshine Stars in Akure on Sunday but did not break sweat against Adamawa as Victor Mbaoma’s first half brace sealed three points for Usman Abd’Allah’s men.
Reuben Bala and Samson Obi came close to breaking a crowded Adamawa backline during the opening exchanges, but it was Mbaoma that eventually got the opener in the twentieth minute with a basic tap after Obi’s effort was spilled by Bulus Pwadadi.
Mbaoma doubled the tally seven minutes later, finishing from four yards to punish the visitors failure to decisively clear Dimgba’s cross.
Bala came close to Enyimba’s third moments later, but the forward’s strike struck the upright before Theophilus Afelokhai denied Felix Kanen to bring the half to a gripping end.
Injured left back, Daniel Darkwah was replaced by Stanley Okorom at the beginning of a second period that featured lots of unconverted chances.
Bala failed to finish off a brilliant solo run, before Olisema tripped over after beating the keeper.
With fifteen minutes left, the impressive Pwadadi produced a top notch save to stop Mbaoma’s header and what would have been the season’s first hat trick.
Now with ten points Usman Abd’Allah’s side are third on the NPFL table, a tally only bettered by leaders Plateau United.
Up next for People’s Elephant is a trip to Morocco to face Hassania Agadir in the CAF Confederation Cup.