Enyimba football club of Aba defeated Dolphins FC to claim the 2014 Federation Cup.
The 2-1 win was enough for Enyimba to successfully defend the title they won last year.
Dolphins started the brighter of the two teams as Enyimba hardly got of their blocks in the first half.
And chance after chance, Enyimba defended brilliantly to repel the forays of coach Stanley Eguma’s dolphins.
The game saw a competition on all fronts, with the top marksmen in the Nigerian league, Mfon Udoh(Enyimba) and Emem Eduok(Dolphins) going up against themselves.
While Eduok was all over Enyimba’s Emma Anyanwu in the first half, Udoh struggled, moving from channel to channel looking for a breakthrough.
Dolphins had numerous opportunities to find a goal, Eduok had the best chances but Enyimba’s Femi Thomas was well placed to stop his shots.
Coach Kadiri Ikhana made changes in his tactics and his players came out with urgency.
It was not surprising that Dolphins ended up ruing their missed chances as Enyimba got on the front foot.
An individual effort from Mfon Udoh, his best play all-game gave Enyimba the lead. The Enyimba striker skipped past Victor Ezuruike at the edge of the box and volleyed in past Sunday Rotimi for 1-0.
It was soon 2-0 after a defensive mix-up and a howler from Rotimi who committed his player with a poor clearance and he was marauded by Enyimba attackers who stole the ball and Okonkwo Chinonso finished it off.
Eduok redeemed himself and pull one back for Dolphins, but it was a little bit late as Enyimba held on to victory.