Rivers United 1-0 Enyimba – Yakubu Gowon Stadium. Sunday, February 21, 2016.

The champions, Enyimba arrived in Port Harcourt in all their glory seeking maximum points at a ground where they had claimed much joy in previous seasons.
It was a well-fought contest which the People’s Elephants dominated for long stretches especially in the first half.
We waited for our moment and it arrived in the 65th minute when pint-sized midfielder, Obomate Frederick curled home a free kick from 25-odd yards.
The former Sharks FC man was ecstatic after the goal (the first in the history of the club in a competitive game) and identified hard work and painstaking practice as the reasons for his success from set pieces.
“(Before I took the free kick), I knew the hour had come (to score). I scored from a similar position against Warri Wolves and Enugu Rangers (last season).
“I give God the glory for the goal because I knew I was going to score.
“I practice free kicks in training and Deco was the player I learn from, just by watching him on television,” Obomate told Rivers United media after the game.

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