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The much-anticipated clash between Enyimba and Rivers United took place amidst an electric atmosphere, with both teams determined to claim the prestigious NPFL title. The stakes were high as the Super Six tournament served as the final stage of the league, featuring the top six teams battling for ultimate glory. Enyimba took the lead in the 39th minute through Ekene Awazie, igniting their passionate supporters with jubilation. However, Rivers United refused to back down and responded with an equalizer in the 48th minute through Nyima Nwangwa, further intensifying the match. The see-saw battle continued with both teams showcasing their attacking prowess, creating thrilling moments and near-misses that kept spectators on the edge of their seats.
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As the clock ticked away, the tension rose, and each team fought valiantly to secure the much-coveted victory. Despite several close calls and impressive saves by both goalkeepers, the scoreline remained unchanged until the final whistle blew. The 1-1 draw sealed Enyimba’s triumph, propelling them to their 9th NPFL title, an incredible achievement that cements their status as a force to reckon with in Nigerian club football.
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Enyimba International, as champions, have qualified for next season’s CAF Champions League (CAFCL), joined closely with the same point, nine points, by Remo Stars, who have the second CAFCL spot. Rivers United, on the other hand, finished in third place with nine points also and has booked a place in next season’s CAF Confederations CUP (CAFCC). Featured Image Source:
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