Coach of Abia Warriors, Mr Erasmus Onu, said that they were lucky to get the three points but rued the chances missed by his team
The Abia Warriors FC, on Sunday, beat visiting Heartland FC of Owerri in an oriental derby by a lone goal in the Match Day 5 of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).
Chinerem Okike (Meme) put the home side ahead of the visitors at the eight minute of the encounter that took place at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
The goal seemed to have put Heartland under pressure in the pulsating first half, which saw both sides wasting their chances in front of goals.
Abia Warriors on their part left nothing to chance as they stoically defended the goal.
Both sides created more chances in the second half but failed to utilise them as they appeard to be playing under tension.
The win gave Abia Warriors their needed maximum three points.
In a post-match interview, the Coach of Abia Warriors, Mr Erasmus Onu, said that they were lucky to get the three points but rued the chances missed by his team.
Other results of Match Day 5 fixtures played on Sunday in the 2023/2024 NPFL are:
Kastina united FC 3 -2 Sunshine Stars FC
Bayelsa United FC 2 – 1 Kwara United FC
Rivers United FC 1 -0 Lobi stars FC
Shooting Stars FC 3 -1 Doma United FC
Sport Lagos FC 2-1 Niger Tornadoes FC
Enyimba international FC vs Remo Stars FC (postponed)
Matches played on Saturday:
Gombe United FC 1-0 Plateau United FC
Bendel Insurance FC 0-0 Akwa United FC
Enugu Rangers international FC 4-1 Kano Pillars FC
The following Matchday six fixtures would be played on Nov.1:
Akwa United FC vs Gombe United FC
Sunshine Stars FC vs Abia Warriors FC
Niger Tornadoes FC vs Enyimba International FC
Remo Stars FC vs Shooting Stars FC
Plateau United FC vs Katsina United FC
Kwara United FC vs Sporting Lagos FC
Kano Pillars FC vs Bayelsa United FC
Heartland FC vs Rivers United FC
The following would be played on Nov. 2
Doma United FC vs Bendel Insurance FC
Lobi Stars FC vs Rangers International FC