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Akwa United humble Pillars as Remo grab away win in NPFL opener

Akwa United humble Pillars as Remo grab away win in NPFL opener
December 19
19:32 2021

The 2022/23 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season kicked off with two away wins.

Akwa United, the defending champions, secured an emphatic 3-0 win over Kano Pillars, while MFM were beaten 2-0 by Remo Stars.

MFM 0-2 Remo Stars

Remo Stars recorded a 2-0 away victory over MFM at the Mobolaji Bank Anthony stadium on Saturday.

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Goals from Akanni Qudus and Andy Okpe were all Remo Stars needed to mark their first away win in the 2022/23 NPFL season.

Kwara United 3-0 Dakkada

Junior Lokosa’s 33rd minute goal and Steven Jude’s brace in the 3rd and 58th minutes gave Kwara United all three points against Dakkada in Ilorin.

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Katsina 1-2 Rangers

Ossy Martins netted twice for the visitors in the 13th and 70th minutes respectively. Saliu Mustapha, however, scored a consolatory goal in the 35th minute for Katsina United.

Gombe 0-0 Shooting Stars

It was a goalless affair between Gombe and Shooting Stars.

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Heartland 3-3 Nasarawa

Heartland and Nasarawa shared the spoils in a 3-3 dwell that produced three spot kicks between both sides.

Akwa United 3-0 Kano Pillars

Ezekiel Bassey (45+1’), Stephen Chukwude (53’) and Ubong Friday’s (90+3’) goals were all the defending champions needed to humble Pillars in Uyo.

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Lobi 1–1 Rivers

Lobi and Rivers united shared the points in a thrilling encounter in Makurdi.

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Enyimba 2-1 Abia Warriors

George Finidi’s boys claimed their first three points of the season with a 2-1 victory over Abia Warriors at home.

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Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Plateau

Kabir Adeniji’s 13th minute goal was the difference between Niger Tornadoes and Plateau United in Minna.

*In Ijebu Ode, the game between Wikki Tourists and Sunshine stars did not hold because the Bauchi-based side refused to show up for the match. Wikki are currently under transfer ban by FIFA.

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