Enyimba Football Club center-back James Abel hailed the influence of his teammate, Ekene Awazie following their draw at Akwa United.
Awazie came off the bench and changed the game, providing the third final pass from a cross that led to Victor Mbaoma’s 90th minute equalizer to end the game at 1-1.
Awazie Vs Akwa United
“What Awazie has done for the team and the impact he’s been having on our games in that position has glamourised him being a fantastic attacker. Abel James told Lodgexpress.
“He’s one player who’s able to dominate the game from his position. He’s a modern-day attacker – and rightly so.
Enyimba center-back, James Abel
“Any team can concede and it happened to us,” he added. “All we needed out there was to bounce back and ensure we kept pushing, mounting the pressure on them and then exercising patience.
“We did that in Uyo and in the end, Awazie came on and changed the tempo of the game for us.
“He is such a fantastic player. He’s shown his class since his first game this season. He is a different player entirely and sometimes he’s that game-changer every team wishes they have”