Akanni Elijah scores, grab assist in Enyimba narrow victory over Gombe United

Akanni Elijah scores, grab assist in Enyimba narrow victory over Gombe United

Enyimba star – Akanni Elijah has expressed excitement with his performance after leading the People’s Elephant to clinch a decisive victory over Gombe United in the Nigeria Premier Football League match on Saturday.Akanni Elijah scores, grab assist in Enyimba narrow victory over Gombe United

The outstanding midfielder scored a goal and provided an assist as the former African Champions defeated the Aliyu Zubairu’s team 2-1 at the new Pantami Stadium.

The home side started off on a strong note and quickly established a lead through their top goal scorer – Yusuf Taiye, who fired them ahead barely 12 minutes into the encounter.

23 minutes later, Elijah Akanni replied to restore parity for Enyimba and both teams continued to press on for a second goal.

Both sides were well matched at the end of the first half before Akanni Elijah was able to set up Chukwuemeka Obioma in the 54th minute of the second half to give the visitors the lead.

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The 21-year-old attacking midfielder was crucial in ensuring that Finidi George’s team earned the three points and the bragging rights away from home.

Shortly after the game, the ex-star of Mountain of Fire took to his Twitter page to say;

Thank you lord for the goal, assist you give me and the victory you give my team mate we pray more to come in Jesus name Amen.

The former champions have temporarily moved up to second place in NPFL Group A log with 13 points thanks to the goal and assist from Akanni Elijah, while Gombe United are still in seventh place with 7 points.

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In their upcoming match on Wednesday, Enyimba will take on Shooting Stars of Ibadan as Akanni Elijah and his teammates will be aiming to build on their winning mindset.

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