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Enyimba Draw Plateau Utd in Ikpeazu cup Semis

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By Sab Osuji

It will be a big clash of NPFL top guns and Nigeria’s two representatives in the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League as Enyimba tackle Plateau United in the semi final match of the ongoing #GovIkpeazuCup2020# preseason tournament, Orient Sports reports. 

United finished second in pool B with 10 points, same as first placed Abia Warriors but who had a superior goal advantage. 
The People’s Elephant are runaway group A leaders with nine points from three games even with their last group fixture against Abia Comets slated for Thursday evening. 

The Enyimba/Plateau United semi final clash has already been tagged as ‘dress rehearsal’ ahead their next weekends CAF Champions League assignments against Rahimo of Burkina Faso and Simba of Tanzania respectively. 
The last time Plateau United visited Enyimba in the 2018/2019 NPFL, the Elephant prevailed 1-0.

But in the 2019/2020 season, the People’s Elephant were pummelled 4-0 in JOS but the eventual suspension of the league as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak prevented Enyimba from cutting their pound of flesh as the reverse fixture was never played. 

Perhaps, this #GovIkpeazuCup2020# preseason tournament semi final pairing provides the platform for the home side to bury the ghost of that huge humiliation in Jos. 

Bello Lukman scored a brace as Abia Warriors edged youngsters, Ngwa United 2-1 in their last group match Thursday at Enyimba Stadium, Aba.
Duru Chima drew Ngwa United level on the quarter hour before Bello completed his brace five minutes past the half hour mark.  

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