Enyimba FC of Aba, today made history as the first Nigerian football club to win the coveted Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) trophy for a record ninth time.
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The win confirmed the Aba Elephants as the most successful Nigerian football club ever.
How Enyimba FC Won Their 9th Title
The team claimed a ninth Nigeria Premier League title following a 1-1 draw against Rivers United at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos on Sunday.
The People’s Elephant top the NPFL Super Six playoff standings with nine points from five games.
Ekenne Awazie gave Enyimba the lead six minutes before the break and Rivers United fought back and got the equaliser through Nyima Nwagua three minutes after the break.
The win implies that Enyimba FC will also represent Nigeria and compete in the CAF Champions League next season.
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Remo Stars however came second with same points as Enyimba but have an inferior goal difference.
The Sky Blue Stars will now compete in the CAF Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.
The draw pushed Rivers United to finishing third and earning their spot in the CAF Confederation Cup.
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A former Super Eagles legend, Finidi George, is the Aba Elephants coach and has an impressive NPFL record after 60 games in charge of Enyimba.
So far, Finidi has won 25 matches, drew 15 and experienced 20 defeats in charge of Enyimba FC.