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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.


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.


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.


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.


Lobi 1–1 Rivers

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


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.


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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