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Enyimba 2-1 Dolphin: People’s Elephants Retain Federation Cup Title

Enyimba 2-1 Dolphin: People’s Elephants Retain Federation Cup Title

By Izuchkwu Okosi:

Two-time African champions Enyimba FC of Aba on Sunday defeated four-time Federation Cup winners, Dolphins, to lift their fourth Federation Cup title.

Dolphins were the better of the two teams in the first half with greater percentage of ball possession but the players were wasteful after putting the Enyimba defence in all kinds of trouble.

Chinedu Udoji was a hero in Enyimba’s defence, making two crucial clearances while Emeka Atuloma was also instrumental in Dolphins’ game though there was controversy when he handled the ball at the edge of the box.

Mfon Udoh scored Enyimba’s first goal with a powerful left-footed shot from a counter attack. It was the Peoples Elephants’ first attempt at Dolphins’ goal and that lead gave them more impetus to launch series of attacks on Dolphins.

Mfon Udoh, the top scorer in the recently concluded league season with 24 goals however missed a sitter a minute later.

Dolphins reduced the arrears with about 12 minutes to the end of th game.

Emem Edouk who gave Emmanuel Anyanwu a torrid time in the game before the latter got injured and substituted, swept home with his left foot from close range.

Edouk was adjudged as Most Valueable Player(MVP) of the 2014 Federation Cup.

Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State handed the medals and trophies to the teams.

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