Even with a game to spare, ten-man Enyimba yesterday won its seventh Glo Premier League crown after playing a goalless draw with Warri Wolves in front of over 40,000 fans at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba.
Enyimba needed just a point in their final home game against closest rivals Wolves and they did just enough to get the job done. ‘The People’s Elephant’ clinched the championship with a round of matches to spare as they have 69 points, six points clear of Wolves. The best away form of the season – five wins and seven draws – earned the two-time African champions Enyimba the league title five years after their last conquest.
Warri Wolves gave a good account of themselves and they are expected to end the season as runners-up to earn a ticket to next year’s CAF Champions League with a home win over relegated FC Taraba on the final day of the season next Sunday. Read more