Abia Warriors of Umuahia today at the main bowl of the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium held high flying Rivers United to a goalless draw in one of the matchday 22 fixture’s played today in the 202/2021 Nigeria professional football league season.
After a hard fought away win against Rangers International on matchday 21, highly spirited Rivers United laid ambush for the Umuahia warlords at their fortress in a bid to consolidate their result against Rangers.
The Coach Imama Amapakabo tutored side stormed the city of Porthacourt with all positive energy hoping to improve it’s position on the league after a disappointing result against Plateau United on matchday 20 as the team wasn’t in action on matchday 21.
Rivers United , Stanley Egwuma, effected slight change in the truimphant team that defeated Rangers International on matchday 22 as he drafted in Fortune Omariwari into the starting line up ahead of Shedrack Oghali.
Rivers state born, Imama Amapakabo, effected slight change to the team that lost against Plateau United as Vincent Edafe started in goal ahead of Ojo Olorunleke and youngster, Henry Udezuka, drafted into the matchday list.
The Rivers State based outfit were the first out of the woods in the keenly and action packed encountered as they threw all they had to the warriors, all thanks to Abia Warriors defence line marshalled by Adekunle Adeleke and goalkeeper Vincent Edafe who came to the party and ensured the first half ends level.
On return from the locker room, Vincent Edafe, continued his impressive performance in between the sticks as he denied Rivers United 5 clear cut chances.
Abia Warriors ever first clear cut chance of the game felled for Obioma Chukwuemeka as the striker tricked his away pass bullish Rivers United defendersbbut was bemused as his effort on goal misses the back of the net by whiskers.
It was all a ding dong till the blast of the final whistle by the Center Referee bringing the proceedings to an end.
With the result, Abia Warriors thus ends Rivers United impressive home record as the team drops a point at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium after 10months.