Enyimba’s poor form in the NPFL this season continued as the club suffered a 2-0 defeat to Heartland FC in an Oriental Derby on Wednesday.
First-half goals from Abubakar Sadiq (30′) and Obioma Chukwuemeka (45+1′) sealed the victory for Heartland and condemned the hosts to their fourth defeat of the season.
The League champions are just a defeat away from totaling the number of losses (5) in 22 regular season league matches played last term.
Caretaker Manager Fatai Osho was left to rue a penalty miss in the opening minutes of the game before the visitors struck.
Osho’s side could not follow up on the impressive 4-1 home victory in the CAF Confederation Cup against Paradou AC last weekend.
FT | We suffer a lose in this oriental derby
Enyimba 0-2 Heartland
— Enyimba FC (@EnyimbaFC) January 15, 2020
He has been in temporary charge of the club since Technical Adviser Usman Abd’Allah was relieved of the job.
The team suffered a crushing 4-0 defeat to Plateau United in Jos, and it was the final straw, prompting the change of Management.
Enyimba have only managed a win in their last six league games and currently sit three points above the relegation zone.
It is one of the worst starts to the season for the 8-time champions in the NPFL era and any talk of a potential title defence is fast becoming a distant dream.