NPFL wrap-up: Big win for Rangers but league leaders Lobi held by Sunshine

NPFL wrap-up: Big win for Rangers but league leaders Lobi held by Sunshine
April 30
05:58 2018

There were six wins and four draws on matchday 19 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). 

This is how the teams fared across 10 centres.

Enugu Rangers 3-0 Wikki Tourists

A goal each from Godwin Aguda, Christian Madu and Kelvin Itoya fired Enugu Rangers to a 3-0 demolition of Wikki Tourists.

Abia Warriors 2-1 Rivers United

Arinze Nwangwu and Ndifreke Effiong each scored to hand Abia Warriors a 2-1 win over Rivers United. Malachy Ohawume scored the consolation goal for Abia.

Sunshine Stars 1-1 Lobi Stars 

League leaders Lobi Stars were held to 1-1 draw by hosts Sunshine Stars.

Jide Fatokun salvaged a point with an injury time header after Samad Kadiri had put the Pride of Benue ahead in the 88th minute.

Enyimba 0-0 Akwa United

Despite a red card to Fatau Dauda, Enyimba was unable to break the deadlock in a goalless draw at the UJ Esuene Stadium.

El-Kanemi Warriors  2-0 Nasarawa United

Antonio Desousa and Michael Ohanu helped El-Kanemi Warriors navigate past Nasarawa United 2-0.

Plateau United 1-0 Katsina United

A second half penalty kick from Emmanuel Edafe helped Plateau United to a 1-0 victory over Katsina United.

Go Round 0-0 FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Go Round and FC Ifeanyi Ubah played out a frustrating goalless draw, with the hosts failing to take advantage of their flurry of chances.

Kano Pillars 2-0 Heartland 

Red-hot Junior Lokosa grabbed a brace for Kano Pillars who compounded the woes of Heartland with a 2-0 win at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Yobe Desert Stars 0-0 Kwara United

A determined Kwara United team fought the battle of their lives to pick a 0-0 draw at Yobe Desert Stars.

Niger Tornadoes 1-0 MFM FC

MFM FC succumbed 1-0 to Niger Tornadoes courtesy of Bolaji Adeyemo’s first half spot kick.


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