Mid-season signings stole the show as Nnewi United emphatically dispatched First Bank FC of Lagos 3-0 in a matchday-19 of the Southern Conference of the Bet9ja Nigeria National League decided Wednesday at Rojenny Stadium, Oba, near Onitsha, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Njoku Obinna, leading the train of six new arrivals during the transfer window, opened the floodgate of goals on the quarter hour mark with a clinical finish.
The club's leading scorer, Elum Sochim doubled the lead six minutes past the hour mark, while Eke Jacob, a second half substitute for Elum sealed the game with on the dead in his second touch on the ball to hand the Anaedo Lions their biggest win of the season.
Nnewi United are now in 8th position in the Bet9ja NNL Southern Conference table, with 25 points.
An obviously delighted club President, Chief Gabriel Chukwuma told the players immediately after the final whistle that they will no longer lack anything.
"I'm impressed with your performance today. I am now convinced that we have a team, a team of top quality for that matter given your thrilling performance today," Chukwuma, a former Vice Chairman of Nigeria Football Association during the reign of Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima stated.
"I'm going to offset your entitlements. You will no longer lack funds starting from today because you have convinced me that you have improved tremendously."
In an apparent move to match words with action, the business mogul told the General Manager of the club, ex Bochum of Germany forward, Olisa Onuchukwu, to come forward with all the players entitlements request Thursday morning.
Nnewi United will travel to Delta Force, Asaba, on Saturday 1st July for their matchday-20 clash.
Delta Force lost 2-0 at Gateway United on Wednesday, a result that dealt a potential blow to the Peter Nieketien team's promotion ambition.