NPFL: Mbaoma Backs Enyimba To Snap Winless Streak (AUDIO)

Enyimba Striker Victor Mbaoma insists the Aba Elephants currently dodgy form in the league that has seen them fail to win in two matches is only temporary and says a return to winning ways is just around the corner.

The striker who’s in his maiden season with the reigning league champions netted his fifth goal of the campaign with ten minutes left on the clock to ensure a share of the spoils with Lobi Stars after Samad Kadiri’s 77th minute strike seemed to give the visitors all three points on Wednesday.

The draw marked the first time the eight-times Nigeria Professional Football League champions had dropped points in five games at home this season and came on the heels of Sunday’s 2-1 loss at highflying newly promoted side Dakkada FC.

Speaking to the club’s media channel after the Matchday 9 encounter at the Enyimba Stadium, Mbaoma whose strike was the first Lobi Stars who are now unbeaten in seven league matches will be conceding since the opening day’s 3-1 loss at Plateau United, said a draw against very difficult opponents was still much better than a defeat.

The striker said the club must now focus on their next fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars in Kano and strive to get back to winning ways.

“It was a very difficult game but we just have to thank God that at least we didn’t lose. But, of course, we can still make for it since we have a game on Saturday, so, we have to try our best to win the game so that we can be in a better place,” Mbaoma said.

“We have been working hard, sometimes the game is just like that even when you actually give your best actually get what you want, but we will actually just keep on doing our best and I’m sure we will get it right.”