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Enyimba take control of Nigeria Super 6



The Super 6 league to determine Nigerian champion this season is taking shape as former champions, Enyimba have taken the lead after MatchDay 2.

Enyimba defeated Lobi Stars 1-0 on Monday in the first of the three matches slated for Monday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena.

Emeka Obioma scored the only goal of the encounter in the 16th minute via a header from a cross that had goalkeeper Atsaka Daniel stranded.

Coach Finidi George made four tactical changes to his squad that were held to a 2-2 draw by Remo last Saturday. In contrast, the Baba Ganaru-led Lobi Stars made just one substitution to their last match-day starting 11 against the Bendel Insurance squad.

Enyimba were kept at bay by Lobi Stars, who dominated the first quarter of the game, but Enyimba made the breakthrough in the 16th minute after Emeka Obioma headed a cross into Lobi Stars’ box for his second in the tournament.


Enyimba with four points consequently shot ahead on the log ahead of two other matches of the day – Rivers United versus Remo Stars and Bendel Insurance versus Sunshine Stars.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.