Enyimba draw Rivers United to win 9th NPFL title


Enyimba FC of Aba has emerged as the Nigeria Professional Football League winner for a record ninth time.

On Sunday, the People’s Elephant drew 1-1 with Rivers United at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos, to claim the title, topping the NPFL Super Six playoffs table with nine points from five games.

The two-time CAF Champions League winners took the lead against the Port Harcourt-based side through Ekenne Awazie six minutes before the break due to shaky defending by United.

Following a spirited fight back by River United, they levelled up the score through Nyima Nwagua three minutes after the break

Enyimba will again represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League next season with this outcome.

Remo Stars finished with the same points as Enyimba but had to make do with second position owing to an inferior goal difference.

They will, however compete in the CAF Champions League for the first time as Nigeria’s second representative.

For emerging third in the Super Six, Rivers United will compete in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.