Abuja - Striker Abdukrahman Bashir scored three times to
ensure Enyimba beat Bayelsa United 3-0 in the opening game of the Glo Nigerian
Premier League pre-season tournament, the Super Four.
Enyimba put the news of their team manager’s death behind
them to open scoring in the 42nd minute when Thomas Zenke supplied a cross that
met a well-positioned Bashir, who side-foots into the net despite Bayelsa
goalkeeper, Gideon getting a hand to it.
The People’s Elephants doubled their lead after the break,
thanks to a master class finish from Bashir in the 68th minute. He lobs the
ball over Gideon from way out after shaking off defender, Dengo.
Bashir, a former striker of ABS FC, completed his hat-trick
in the 73rd minute to ensure Enyimba kick start their Super Four campaign in a