NPFL: Kadiri Spot-kick Decides Abia Derby

Samad Kadiri’s 53rd-minute penalty was the difference as Enyimba edged Abia Warriors in a tight Abia Derby on Tuesday.

Kadiri scored from the spot after the referee penalised a handball in the box.

The win ensures a winning start to the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League season for Enyimba who face elimination from the CAF Confederation Cup after a 3-0 loss to Sudan’s Al Merrikh in the first leg of their first round tie.

New Warriors boss Imama Amapakabo, meanwhile, has lost his first game back in club management after two years in the Super Eagles coaching set up.