What has come to be named AbiaClassico between state rivals, Abia Warriors of Umuahia and Enyimba International of Aba turned out a six goals thriller and described by many as a good advertisement of the Globacom Premier League.
The game was one of the Match Day 24 fixtures that also saw Peter Ebimobowei scoring a hat trick in Benin for Bayelsa United in a 3-0 defeat of Kaduna United.
In other results, Cup holders and table toppers, Kano Pillars lost their second successive away tie in a 2-1 slump to Warri Wolves.
Abia Warriors had on the second week of the season gone to Aba to stun the more fancied Enyimba International for the Aba side’s first home defeat in a long time and the reverse fixture thus had all the trappings of vengeance and a quest for respect.
Skipper, Chima Uluocha put Abia Warriors ahead from the penalty spot with just six minutes into the encounter after an Enyimba defender was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box.
But the former African Champions fought back and put their hosts on the back foot, forcing several corners and eventually winning their own penalty.
Five minutes of sustained pressure saw Michael Ibeh Okoro handle the ball inside the box while trying to control and Mfon Udoh made sure from the spot and drawing the Peoples Elephant level.