The Abia Warriors FC had a great performance in the NPFL Week 1 opener by defeating Katsina United by 2 goals, with the visiting team having no goals to their book. The match was played in the Umuahia Township Stadium, which is the home ground of the host.
The match was a cagey contest in the first five minutes into the game, as both teams were yet to find their rhythm. But in the 7th minute, Jimoh Oni scored an opener as he scored a set piece at the edge of the box leaving the goal keeper of Katsina United helpless.
The Changi Boys then became more purposeful with their attacking threats but the defence of the Ochendo babes marshaled by skipper Austin Obaroakpo remains unshaken.
A second goal by Jimoh Oni, two minutes into the second half finally secured the victory for the home side and this kicks off the season on a bright note for them. The week 2 fixture of the NPFL sees Abia Warrior FC travelling to Akwa Ibom to face Akwa Unitedm and this match will take place on the 10th of November 2019 and kick off time remains 4PM.