NPFL: Abia Warriors boost survival hopes with win over Rivers United

Abia Warriors get boosts ahead Rivers United clash

Abia Warriors moved out of the relegation zone after claiming a 2-0 victory over Rivers United at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Wednesday.

It was Abia Warriors’ first win in 10 Nigeria Premier Football League matches.

It was also the Umuahia club’s first win over Rivers United in the league since April 2018.

Samson Obi opened the scoring for the home team in the 64th minute.

The striker rounded up goalkeeper Seidu Mutawakilu before slotting the ball into the net after he was set up by Pascal Nwabueze.

Meme Okike secured the points with the second goal in stoppage time.

Abia Warriors, who now have 44 points from 32 games, moved to 10th position on the table following the win.

Rivers United remain in the 12th position on the table.

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