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Sunday 24 January 2021-10:00
Match Day 6
Abia Warriors
0 - 0
MFM F.C
Okigwe Township Stadium, Okigwe
Match Report

Abia Warriors moved up to the 19th place on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table after earning their second point in six games.

Going into the second of the three match ultimatum given to the Abia Warriors technical crew, expectation was high for players and officials.

The expectation however were not converted to goals even after they created a good number of chances.

Admitting that his side was under pressure most of the game, MFM Coach, Tony Bolus said “Abia Warriors is a very good side with a good coach. We never underestimated them. We just came to see what we can get here.

Continuing, he said, “They are a very good side. As you can see, for the whole 90 minutes, we were under pressure but we just managed to absorb the pressure. Tactically, we knew the coach we were playing against and we knew we didn’t have to go at them at once”.

MFM FC duo of Olayinka Yusuf and Barry Legbara did not allow the host’s attack combination of Daniel Wotlai,Samson Paul, Utibe Archibong and Mustapha Jibreel function optimally, foiling every attempt at attack.

The only clear cut chance at goal in the game came in the 24th minute when Emmanuel Ugwuka’s goal was ruled offside. It’s perhaps could be a reason Abia Warriors coach, Imama Amapakabo said the team was unlucky not to have earned a win.

“A game like this where the players gave their all, I think we were unlucky. We had a goal disallowed and at some point anxiety set in and we were loading a lot of balls to the centre which was predictable “.

MFM FC walked away from Okigwe Township Stadium with a point to occupy the 7th position on the log.

Abia Warriors are up against 3rd placed Lobi Stars in Markudi in their next fixture.


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Match Info
Venue
Okigwe Township Stadium
Capacity
5000
Match Statistics
Abia Warriors
VS
MFM F.C
134
Dangerous Attacks
58
140
Total Attacks
94
35
Throw Ins
16
1
Saves
3
17
Free Kicks
13
0
Yellow Cards
1
8
Corner Kicks
4
51
Possession
49
15
Shots Off Target
4
3
Shots On Target
1
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