Home based Super Eagles team and Rangers International F.C’ attacking sensation, Chinonso Eziekwe was at the right place at the right time to rob Abia Warriors’ Markson Ojobo of the ball at the edge of the box to slot home past Okiemute Odah for the leveler on 65 minutes to ensure both sides share the spoils in a preseason friendly encounter.
The friendly fixture that happened inside UNEC stadium, Enugu on Saturday, November 13, 2021, saw the Abdul Maikaba tutored side take an early lead on 6 minutes after new boy, Julius Ikechukwu, steeled his nerve to chip over a stranded Okiemute after some neat dribbles and cross from Tope Olusesi.
To their credit, the coach Imama Amapakabo led side from Umuahia did not stay back to be wiped as Kalu Nweke, Onuh Emmanuel, Bello Lukman and Godwin Obaje took the battle to the half of the ‘Flying Antelopes’ but the defensive duo of Olawale Doneyi and Governor Ernest did well to contain the onslaught.
On 38 minute, a slip-up from the host’ backline allowed Cletus Emotan to fire an unstoppable shot past Adeniyi Bamidele to ensure both sides retired into the dressing room on even note.
Godwin Obaje put the visitors in the lead on 63 minutes as he re-acted the fastest inside the box to blast home an inviting cross from Njoku Austine who out-muscled his marker.