Martins Usule scored on his first Nigeria Professional Football League start for Enyimba Football Club since December to pave the way for a 3-0 win against Sunshine Stars at the Enyimba Stadium on Sunday
Usule’s twelfth-minute opener – a glancing header from Olisema’s corner – was the fitting start Fatai Osho’s men deserved after delivering an electric start that called the Sunshine goalkeeper, Olorunleke Ojo, into three saves in the opening nine minutes.
The rampaging young winger, Anayo Iwuala, Stanley Dimgba and Usule had openings to widen Enyimba’s lead before the break but fell short as the People’s Elephant pinned the visitors to their half almost for the entirety of the first period.
Enyimba’s second arrived 13 minutes into the restart when Dimgba received Olisema’s through ball to dribble past Ojo and fire into the top corner.
With barely 60 seconds left in added time, Dare Olatunji tapped home the rebound from substitute Jean-Marie Guera’s strike to add glamour to a magnificent display by the eight-times champions.
Up next for Enyimba is a midweek trip to Gombe to face bottom-placed Adamawa United in a Week 25 fixture.
All the results for Sunday:
Kwara United 1-0 Wikki Tourists
Kano Pillars 2-0 Jigawa Golden Stars
Heartland FC 2-0 Lobi Stars
FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 Dakkada FC
Rangers International 1-0 Rivers United
Warri Wolves 2-0 MFM FC
Abia Warriors 2-1 Adamawa United
Enyimba International 3-0 Sunshine Stars
Katsina United 1-1 Akwa United
Plateau United 2-1 Nasarawa United.