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NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors shock MFM as Pillars thrash Nasarawa

NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors shock MFM as Pillars thrash Nasarawa
May 14
09:14 2018

Games in week 21 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) gave fans a lot to cheer.


The biggest winners were Abia Warriors who secured their first away victory of the season against MFM FC at the Agege Stadium on Sunday.

TheCable has a low down on how action panned out in nine centres.

MFM FC 0-1 Abia Warriors


A second half Ndifreke Effiong goal gave Abia Warriors an away win over MFM FC.

Kano Pillars 3-1 Katsina United

Kano Pillars made an emphatic statement about their NPFL title ambition as they outwitted Katsina United 3-1 in the northern derby.


Junior Lokosa’s brace and Nyima Nwangua gave Pillars a 3-0 lead before Destiny Ashadi pulled one back for the Changi Boys.

Plateau United 2-1 Nasarawa United

Plateau United defeated Nasarawa United 2-1 in Jos. Winger Yaro Bature put the Peace Boys on the ascendency before Nojeem Olukokun equalised for the visitors.

Reuben Bala produced the winner for the Plateau side.


Enugu Rangers 0-0 Akwa United

Enugu Rangers and Akwa United were unable to create any spark, producing a dour 0-0 draw at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

Niger Tornadoes 1-1 Kwara United

Kwara United missed the chance to ease their relegation fears as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Niger Tornadoes. Segun Alebiosu’s goal was cancelled out by Ahmadu Liman.


Go Round 1-0 Wikki Tourists

Shedrack Oghali made the difference as Go Round pipped Wikki Tourists 1-0 in Omoku.

El-Kanemi Warriors 1-1 Rivers United 

El-Kanemi Warriors settled for a 1-1 draw against Rivers United.


The Pride of Rivers’ goal came in the 45th minute courtesy of Aghahowa Otakho’s own goal. Michael Ohanu equalised in injury time from the penalty spot.

Sunshine Stars 2-1 Heartland 

Sunshine Stars gaffer, Henry Abiodun, got the monkey off his back as his side registered a 2-1 win over Heartland.

Yobe Desert Stars 1-1 FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Despite being an entertaining encounter, both sides settled for a point each with Seka Pascal and Chidiebere Ajoku getting on the scoresheet.


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