Enyimba’s Paul Aigbogun has affirmed that the People’s Elephant were just more than delighted to scoop the available three points based on what they experienced prior to the NPFL Week 8 tie played at the Umuahia Stadium on Thursday against Plateau United which they won 1-0.
Joseph Osadaiye’s 30th minute strike was what the Aba giants needed to dislodge hard fighting Plateau United on Thursday and Aigbogun whose wards returned from Burundi for a Caf Champions League first round tie against Vital’O two days before the cracker said he knew the match would be tough.
Enyimba returned from Bujumbura on Tuesday night and had their preparations for the league tie in the Burundi’s capital where they trained on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning before embarking on the flight to Nigeria later that night and arriving in the late hours of Tuesday.
They didn’t have time to train at the Umuahia Township Stadium at all on Wednesday because the rightful owners of the pitch-Abia Warriors played against Wikki Tourists that same day but Enyimba’s players were businesslike from the beginning of the match till the very end and defended the one goal lead netted in the first half till the end of the match.
Aigbogun who crossed over to Enyimba from Warri Wolves at the start of the current campaign told Goal that the club would play better over the weekend in Enugu when they play as guests of Enugu Rangers in a NPFL Week 9.
Aigbogun told Goal: “We were just fine with the three points. We knew it won’t be easy but we never expected that Plateau United would push us this hard. We will work on errors noticed when we face Rangers in Enugu on Sunday.”
The 1-0 home win-Enyimba’s second of the season after four games lifted the league reigning champions to 17th on the log with six points.