Imama Amapakabo’s side picked up the much needed three points against Warri Wolves in Okigwe.
However, it was Evans Ogenyi’s side that started on the front foot, scoring inside two minutes thanks to Sunday Williams.
It took the Umuahia Warriors just 19 minutes to respond, a tidy finish from Obioma who scored his first of the season. Twenty-three minutes before half time and Warriors were ahead thanks to Godwin Obaje.
The Umuahia Warriors needed to kill the game off early, but it took them until the sixty-seventh minute before they got the third. Obaje was the goalscorer once again. Moments later, Paul Samson scored the fourth to seal the game for Warriors.
Here’s our five things that we learned from Abia Warriors’ win:
- Winning in style ahead of midweek
Abia Warriors took control of proceedings and increased their points to 12 from 11 games. It’s always good to win ahead of a tough midweek test away to Kwara United as Imama’s side continue to get better game by game.
- Paul Samson continues to deliver
This was arguably Paul Samson’s best performance in an Abia Warriors shirt this season. Samson’s willingness to get the Umuahia Warriors forward was second to none as well as his sublime passing. The forward scored and thoroughly deserves all the plaudits.
- Obaje off the mark
The striker put in a quality shift and made the Wolves defenders bite the dust. Obaje was at the heart of the success, being as ruthless as ever upfront. To round it off, he finally scored for Warriors in style. A brace to get off the mark.
- Fatai Abdullahi thriving in his familiar role
Abdullahi has been energetic and consistent. His determination to get involved in proceedings in the game against Wolves was noteworthy. He was at the heart of everything going forward and was eager to impose himself in the game.
- Eye-catching all-round performance from Chukwuemeka Obioma
Many doubted Obioma going into the season. Obioma did a phenomenal job bringing his fellow teammates into play and caused Wolves some serious problems going forward. He grabbed the all important leveller.