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Udoji to the rescue again as Enyimba close in on title

29 October 2015, 13:16

Aba - Enyimba captain Chinedu Udoji was the hero as the People's Elephants close in on an 8th league title, after he scored what proved to be the winner in a narrow win over Kwara United.

The centre-back who has found a new place in the team's defensive midfield following injuries to key players headed in Ezekiel Bassey's well taken corner-kick in the 22nd minute that proved to be the match winner.

The goal took the 26-year-old's tally to four in the league, making him one of the club's leading scorers.

After the draw in Lafia against Nasarawa United last week, Kadiri Ikhana made four changes to Wednesday's line-up with Andrew Abalogu, Nzube Anaezemba, Femi Thomas and Ezekiel Bassey restored to the squad while Peter Onyekachi and Musa Najare led the attack in the 4-4-2 formation.

Also read: Udoji celebrates brace for Enyimba

But it would be Udoji who would make the biggest impact of the day, just as he did against Wikki Tourists on Match day 31 when he struck a brace to give the People’s Elephants a 2-0 win.

Kwara United made the afternoon fairly difficult for their hosts but they didn't do enough to find a way past Femi Thomas on the rare occasions when they broke free, with their most begging chance a quickly taken free-kick from the byline after the hour mark.

The introduction of Sokari Kingsley for Najare and Daniel Etor for Abalogu increased Enyimba's threat late on but the pair missed two great opportunities and one nil it finished ultimately.

With only three games left in the 2014/2015 league season, Enyimba continue to lead the pack with 65 points. The team's next fixture will be a crunch derby against Abia Warriors in Umuahia on Sunday.

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