Kano Pillars suffer NPFL worst defeat since 2016 at Enyimba hands

Kano Pillars suffer NPFL worst defeat since 2016 at Enyimba hands

Kano Pillars have suffered their worst defeat in the Nigeria Professional Football League since a 4-0 loss to Shooting Stars in August 2016 after losing by the same scoreline to Enyimba in the Match Day 24 encounter of the 2021/22 season.

The game which was played under the rain in Aba saw Enyimba FC win an NPFL match by a 4+ goal margin for the first time since August 2017.

Evergreen Victor Mbaoma opened the scoring in the 31st minute after stylishly finishing off Bilal Yakubu’s cut back into the box.

In the 63rd minute, Mbaoma capitalised on Pillars goalkeeper, Enaholo’s error to score the second goal for Enyimba.

As the game wore on, substitute Emeka Obioma got his name on the score sheet running onto a through-ball to lob the ball over an onrushing Enaholo to make it 3-0.

It was a perfect night for the People’s Elephant against one of their fiercest rivals as Godwin Emmanuel made it four after GK Enaholo made an initial save from Mbaoma.

Following this loss, Kano Pillars have now suffered their heaviest defeat to Enyimba FC in the NPFL since they got promoted in 2001 and are now swimming in relegation waters on 19th position with 23 points.

Pillars are now the only team yet to score in the second phase of this season

In the other games, Nasarawa United have conceded 6 goals in a match for the first time ever in the NPFL as well as suffered their biggest defeat ever in the league after falling 6-1 to defending champions, Akwa United.

Akwa United in their own right have now scored 6+ goals in an NPFL match for the first time in their history with John Ubong Friday, Adamu Yakubu, Bello Martins, Franklin Matin and Wisdom Fernandon (who scored a brace) all on the score sheet for Akwa while King Moses Osanga scored the only goal for visiting Nasarawa United.

In Ibadan, Sunshine Stars ended Rivers United 12 game unbeaten run with a slim 1-0 victory just as Plateau United failed on the road as they also lost 1-0 to Heartland FC.

MFM FC bromance with relegation waters was again solidified after losing 2-0 at home to Wikki Tourists. The Olukoya Boys have now lost all of the 11 previous matches.