NPFL: Bayelsa United Draw 1-1 with Enyimba in Aba

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Enyimba celebrate goal against Bayelsa United in 2023/2024 NPFL match day 36

Enyimba International FC of Aba suffered another setback in the ongoing Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) on Wednesday when they drew 1-1 with visiting Bayelsa United.

In the Match Day 36 fixture of the NPFL, Enyimba’s Alade Balogun raised the hopes of the teeming Aba fans when he finished off Chijioke Mbaoma’s pass in the 20th minute to give them an early lead.
The team’s celebration was shortlived as Ekeson Okorie’s close-range shot beat Enyimba’s goalkeeper Ani Ozomena to level scores at 1-1 in the 35th minute.
In a post-match interview, Olanrewaju Yemi, the coach of Enyimba, said the frustration his players suffered following the Match Day 35 fixture against Rangers International FC of Enugu on Sunday affected their psyche.

The People’s Elephants walked out in stoppage time after the referee awarded Rangers a penalty in the 107th minute.

Thereafter, some spectators believed to be Enyimba fans thronged the pitch, bringing the match to an abrupt end and causing the NFPL management to fine Enyimba N10 million, with three goals and three points awarded to Rangers International.

Enyimba occupy the third position on the NPFL table with 60 points while Bayelsa United has now risen to the 16th place with 44 points.

Here are the results of the other Match Day 36 games:

Gombe United                1-3 Abia Warriors

Bendel Insurance           2-1 Rivers United

Niger Tornadoes            3-2 Lobi Stars

Remo Stars                   4-1 Heartland
Kwara United                 2-0 Kano Pillars

Akwa United                  3-1 Katsina United

Enyimba International   1-1 Bayelsa United

Sporting Lagos              1-2 Plateau United

Shooting Stars               1-0 Rangers International

The match between Doma United and Sunshine Stars will be played on Wednesday 19 June.




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