NPFL: ABS FC beats El-Kanemi Warriors 2-1


ABS Football Club of Ilorin on Sunday defeated visiting El-Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri 2-1 at the Kwara Stadium Complex in Ilorin.

The game was a Match Day 20 fixture in the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Kehinde Ayinde scored with a beautiful header to put ABS FC in the lead in the 14th minute, while Dele Olorundare headed home the equaliser in the 40th minute.

Chukwuebuka Anaekwe restored the hosts’ lead in the 71st minute when he won the ball in the middle to go on to score.

Reacting to the match, ABS FC’s coach Henry Makinwa, described Anaekwe’s goal is his goal of the season.

“It was a good game. We planned and worked for it and I thank God we earned the three important points.

We are working hard on the players so that they can deliver all the time. But we have to take things one by one.

Anaekwe’s goal is incredible. We never taught him that and that is my goal of the season,” Makinwa said.

He said only one of his new signings who came on as substitutes did well.

“But I will have to give others time to blend,’’ the coach added.

His El-Kanemi Warriors counterpart, Ladan Bosso, said ABS FC’s second goal was unacceptable to him because his boys lost concentration.

He however said he was comfortable with the performances of his new signings and he was confident the Desert Warriors would finish the season on a high.