Enyimba’s Curse Broken: Big Elephant Finally Tames Rivers United After Four Years of Heartache

The Story Behind Enyimba's Historic Win Over Rivers United

Enyimba Football Club made history on Sunday, ending a six-match winless streak against Rivers United in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).

Enyimba Football Club made history on Sunday, ending a six-match winless streak against Rivers United in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL). The Aba-based team secured a thrilling 4-1 victory, marking their first win over Rivers United since December 2019—4 years and 6 months, Footballrover reports. The match saw Ochobi Elias make his senior team debut for Rivers United, but it was Enyimba's day as they capitalised on defensive errors to take the lead.  Chijoke Mbaoma's brace and Elijah Akanni's double sealed the win for the Elephants, despite Rivers United's late surge. https://twitter.com/EnyimbaFC/status/1797365076891996326 This historic win marked a significant turning point in the rivalry between the two teams, with Enyimba finally breaking their jinx against Rivers United.  According to Opta Nigeria, the Aba-based team has now ended a run of six NPFL matches without a win against the Pride of Rivers.  Meanwhile, it is also on record that the Port Harcourt Boys have now conceded three or more goals against Enyimba for the first time in the Nigerian League.  https://twitter.com/OptaNGR/status/1797303885716922718 Rivers United conceded four goals in an NPFL match for the first time since May 2021, when they suffered a 4-1 defeat to Lobi Stars. The victory also highlights Enyimba's resurgence in the NPFL, as they continue to push for a top-flight finish, trailing league leaders Enugu Rangers by just two points.  For Rivers United, the defeat means they remain in ninth place with 47 points from 34 matches, joint on points with Kano Pillars.  The team will look to bounce back against Shooting Stars on June 9 and Bendel Insurance on June 12. While Enyimba will carry on with their momentum when they visit Rangers for the battle of the season, they'll welcome struggling Sporting Lagos next in Aba.  Like this post? We'd be delighted to hear from you. Please leave a comment in the box below!

The Aba-based team secured a thrilling 4-1 victory, marking their first win over Rivers United since December 2019—4 years and 6 months, Footballrover reports.

The match saw Ochobi Elias make his senior team debut for Rivers United, but it was Enyimba’s day as they capitalised on defensive errors to take the lead.

Chijoke Mbaoma’s brace and Elijah Akanni’s double sealed the win for the Elephants, despite Rivers United’s late surge.

This historic win marked a significant turning point in the rivalry between the two teams, with Enyimba finally breaking their jinx against Rivers United.

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According to Opta Nigeria, the Aba-based team has now ended a run of six NPFL matches without a win against the Pride of Rivers.

Meanwhile, it is also on record that the Port Harcourt Boys have now conceded three or more goals against Enyimba for the first time in the Nigerian League.

Rivers United conceded four goals in an NPFL match for the first time since May 2021, when they suffered a 4-1 defeat to Lobi Stars.

The victory also highlights Enyimba’s resurgence in the NPFL, as they continue to push for a top-flight finish, trailing league leaders Enugu Rangers by just two points.

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For Rivers United, the defeat means they remain in ninth place with 47 points from 34 matches, joint on points with Kano Pillars.

The team will look to bounce back against Shooting Stars on June 9 and Bendel Insurance on June 12.

While Enyimba will carry on with their momentum when they visit Rangers for the battle of the season, they’ll welcome struggling Sporting Lagos next in Aba.

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