Abia Warriors have moved into sixth place in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table with a 1-0 victory over Elkanemi Warriors in Monday’s clash at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
The first stanza which was played at a lightening pace saw Jimoh Oni and Ndifreke Effiong spurn easy chances for the homers.
Mid season signing of Elkanemi Warriors, Sani Abanni almost silenced Abia Warriors fans when his volley came off the woodwork.
After a goalless first half, Obi Samson scored the only goal of the game, planting a fine header past a statuesque George Michael having been left unmarked to meet Chinedu Ozor’s sublime cross.
Abia Warriors created numerous opportunities to net another goal against the Desert Warriors, but the away side were indebted to the performance of goalkeeper Michael and several blocks from defenders which prevented certain goals.