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NPFL: Bala hat-trick propels Plateau back to top spot

NPFL: Bala hat-trick propels Plateau back to top spot
March 26
21:20 2017

Plateau United on Sunday returned to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table after defeating ABS of Ilorin 4-1.

Goals from Joshua Obaje in the 25th minute and a hat-trick from Reuben Bala in the 42nd, 70th and 90th minute secured the victory for United.

Despite topping the table before the weekend round of matches, MFM FC lost 0-1 to Gombe United, sending the Lagos-based team back to second position.

Katsina United defeated reigning champions Rangers by a solitary goal while the game between Enyimba and Rivers United ended 1-0 in favour of the seven-time champions.

Despite saving two penalty kicks, Ojo Olorunleke could not save Sunshine Stars from a 2-1 loss to Niger Tornadoes.

Remo Stars trumped Wikki Tourists 2-1 with Victor Mbaoma scoring both goals.

In some of the other matches played, Nasarawa United defeated Shooting Stars 1-0 in Lafia while El-Kanemi Warriors beat Lobi Stars 1-0 in Maiduguri.

Abia warriors whitewashed Kano Pillars 3-0 in Umuahia.


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