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NPFL wrap-up: Four draws as Plateau, Nasarawa secure huge wins

NPFL wrap-up: Four draws as Plateau, Nasarawa secure huge wins
May 23
19:30 2021

A total of 21 goals were scored in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) games played on Sunday.

TheCable takes a look at how the teams fared across the various centres on matchday 22 that witnessed four draws.



Katsina Utd 1-1 Kano Pillars

Katsina United shared the spoils with the visiting Kano Pillars at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.

Nasarawa Utd 3-1 Heartland


Aliyu Abdullahi’s brace and Martins Owolijah’s goal in the 27th, 50th, and 61st minute of play respectively gave the host the maximum points. Though, Chijioke Akuneto netted a consolation goal for Heartland in the 85th minute.

Plateau Utd 4-1 Wikki

Ibrahim Mustapha (3′), Oche Ochowechi (90+2′), and Mohammed Zulkifilu’s brace were all Plateau United needed to put the game beyond Wikki in Jos. Jibrin Abubakar, however, scored a consolation goal for the visitors in the 9th-minute.

Rivers Utd 0-0 Abia Warriors


It was a goalless affair between Rivers United and Abia Warriors at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.

Jigawa GS 1-1 Dakkada FC


Solomon Chigozie netted for Dakkada in the 33rd minute. Richard Christopher, however, secured the goal for the home team — from the spot in 90+1′ minutes — to end the game in a stalement.

FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 Sunshine Stars


Ekene Awazie’s 8th-minute strike was all FC Ifeanyi Ubah needed to go home with all three points.

MFM 1-0 Lobi Stars

Imeh Atobasi’s goal in the first half was the difference between the two sides.

Adamawa Utd 3-3 Warri Wolves

The most entertaining game took place at the Gombe Stadium Complex, where Adamawa United hosted Warri Wolves. Both sides shared the points at stake.


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