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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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