Abia Warriors in closed-door match, whip Rivers Untied 2-1

Abia Warriors FC started its three closed-door-match sanction yesterday with a 2-1 win over visiting Rivers United FC on Match Day 19 of the Nigerian Professional Football League encounter played at the Umuahia Township Stadium. The League Management Company (LMC) handed down the sanction to the Umuahia-based club, following attack on match officials by irate fans at the end of a one-all draw with visiting Katsina United FC a fortnight ago.

Coach Emmanuel Deutsch of Abia Warriors gave kudos to his boys, saying that they worked hard for the victory. Deutsch said that he was particularly happy with the outcome of the match because many people predicted that the team might not do well without support from the home fans.