Enyimba will lift the Nigeria Professional Football League trophy for a record breaking seventh time today, November 15, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, regardless of what result they get in Lagos.
After 37 round of league games, the Aba Elephants have garnered 69 points with a game to spare.
Their opponent however today is the Akure Gunners Sunshine Stars who are chasing a continental ticket.
The Peoples elephants confirmed their status as champions last week with a 0-0 draw against title contender Warri Wolves.
Enyimba won the first leg 3-1 in Aba with goals coming from Nzube Anaezemba, Ezekiel Bassey and an own goal by Stephen Eze while league topscorer Tunde Adeniji got the consolation strike.
This game promises to be a cracker and Naij.com is on ground to bring you live coverage of the game. Refresh your browser always for fresh update.
Sunshine XI: Starting XI: J.Shuaibu, Abe S, Ozor C, Udoh K, Odunlami K, Ayinde K, Emmanuel S, Adeniji T, Olorundare D, Ojo D, Afolabi O
Sunshine Stars XI: 1 Shuaibu John, 10 Abe Sunday, 8 Ozor Chinedu, 35 Udoh Kingsley, 32 Odunlami Kunle, 29 Ayinde Kabiru, 15 Emmanuel Sunday, 17 Adeniji Tunde, 28 Olorundare Dele, 9 Ojo Dayo, 12 Afolabi Okiki
SUBS: 23 Ikhana Azeez, 3 Omololu Waheed, 11 Chinonso Udeh, 24 Adedipe Kehinde, 25 Emmanuel James, 18 Eduwo Kingsley, 26 Luter Iyhore
Enyimba XI: Femi Thomas, Ojobo Markson, Aloma Idris, Chinedu Udoji, 5 Ifeanyi Anaemena, 34 Uche John, 35 Ahmed Kone, 23 Peter Onyekachi, 24 Ifeanyi George, 4 Nzube Anaezemba, 30 Mfon Udoh
SUBS: 32 Joshua Enaholo, 28 Bright Esieme, 14 Emma Anyanwu, 10 Kingsley Sokari, 11 Andrew Abalogu, 31 Chimezie Amanfor, 33 Musa Najare
45+2: HALF TIME: Sunshine Stars 0 – 0 Enyimba. Very entertaining first half,
45′ We are into stoppage time here, two minutes to be played.
43′ BIG CHANCE! Mfon Udoh strikes the cross bar after being played through on goal. Goalkeeper seemed to have had a finger touch to keep out that strikes. That’s the closest Enyimba have come in this game.
40′ Sunshine Stars 0 – 0 Enyimba
35′ CHANCE! Adeniji again is played through on goal but he blazes his effort well over. The current league top scorer on 16 goals trying very hard to get a goal in this game.
32′ CHANCE! Tunji Adeniji tests Thomas from long range but the Enyimba keeper is up to the task and makes an easy save.
30′ CHANCE! Shuaibu John is tested for the first time in this game and he does well to keep out Ifeanyi George goal bound header. Still 0-0 after 30 minutes.
28′ CHANCE! Sunshine’s talisman Adeniji Tunde whips in a powerful freekick but again Enyimba’s goalie Femi Thomas produces a fine save. It’s been Sunshine stars all through in this game.
26′ Enyimba’s Nzube Anaezemba picks up the first yellow card of this game.
25′ Freekick to Sunshine in a very dangerous position. Emmanuel Sunday takes but it straight at the Enyimba’s wall. Ojo Dayo is down and is taken out. He’s been Sunshine’s star man in this game
23′ Offside! Enyimba! Mfon Udoh plays in Peter Onyekachi but the linesman has his flag up.
22′ CHANCE! Olorundare Dele curls in a dangerous freekick from 25 yard but goalkeeper Femi Thomas produces a fine save to deny the midfielder.
20′ The corner kick is taken but cleared, Sunshine players calling for a penalty but the ref waves play on.
18′ Again Ojo Dayo surges forward from the midfield and releases a dangerous cross from the left but it’s cleared for a corner.
15′ Sunshine 0 – 0 Enyimba. The Akure boys have been the brighter side in this game.
13′ Ojo Dayo drives forward again and plays a defense-splitting pass to Adeniji Tunde but Enyimba’s defender Markson Ojobo sticks a foot in to deny the Sunshine stars a shooting chance.
11′ GLORIOUS CHANCE! Dele Olorundare tees up Ojo Dayo but the midfielder blazes over from 20 yards.
9′ Half Chance! Enyimba! A long ball meets Mfon Udoh but the league top scorer last season scuffs his shot just wide.
7′ WOODWORK! Sunshine’s Olorundare Dele cuts in and curlsa beautiful strike with his left foot but his effort strikes the woodwork. The rebound drops well for Afolabi Okiki who blazes over from close range. Big chance there! Sunshine stars are playing beautiful football.
5′ Peter Onyekachi drives forward from the left but his cross his easily dealt with by the Sunshine’s defense.
4′ Sunshine stars have started very well in this game as Ojo Dayo dribbles three Enyimba defenders before he’s brought down in the middle of the pack. The Akure boys are on the frontfoot.
3′ The corner is taken but its long and high.
3′ CHANCE! Odunlami Kunle strikes a shot just inside the box, but its parried away by Enyimba goalie Femi Thomas and runs out for a corner.
1′ The league champions Enyimba gets us underway.
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