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NPFL wrap-up: Lobi sack coach after home loss as Rangers beat Akwa

NPFL wrap-up: Lobi sack coach after home loss as Rangers beat Akwa
March 13
21:48 2022

Rangers recorded one of the two away wins in matchday 18 of the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as Lobi Stars sacked Eddy Dombraye after the club lost at home to Abia Warriors in Makurdi.

Lobi stars 1-2 Abia Warriors

Valentine Odoh was Abia Warriors’ hero as his brace helped the Imama Amakapabo’s boys to a 2-1 victory over Lobi Stars. Solomon Kwambe, however, scored a consolidation goal for Dombraye’s team.

In a swift reaction to the defeat, Lobi Star announced the dissolution of its technical crew.

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“Aftermath of the home defeat by Abia Warriors. The Vice Chairman of Lobi Stars FC has just announced the dissolution of the technical crew,”  a short statement on its Facebook page read.

“Coach Eugene Agagbe announced interim Coach to be assisted by Goalkeeper coach Sam Addingi.”

But when contacted by TheCable, the former Nigerian international said he is yet to be informed officially by the Makurdi-based side that he has been sacked.

“I just read about my sack on social media but nothing has been confirmed to me officially by the club management,” Dombraye said.

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Akwa United 0-3 Rangers Int’l

Rangers international enjoyed an emphatic away win after they outplayed Akwa United 3-0 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo.

Samuel Pam, Chidiebere Nwobodo, and Shedrack Asiegbu’s 55th, 70th, and 90th minutes goals respectively gave the away team all the points.

Sunshine Stars 2-1 Dakkada

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Dakkada lost for the tenth time this season as they were beaten 2-1 by Sunshine Stars at Akure stadium.

Kwara United 2-1 Heartland

Despite Chukwudi Nworgu’s consolatory goal for the visitors, Ayodeji Bamidele and Alao Danbani’s goals helped Kwara United to defeat Heartland.

Nasarawa Utd 1-1 MFM FC

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It was a 1-1 draw in Lafia between the home side and MFM.

Gombe 0-0 Rivers Utd

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It was a goalless affair between Gombe and Rivers United in Bauchi.

Katsina 1-0 Wikki Tourists

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Habibu Yakubu’s 17th-minute goal was all Katsina United needed to run away with all three points at against Wikki Tourists at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.

Shooting Stars 1-0 Kano Pillars

Uche Ezeala’s 13th-minute strike was all Oluyole Warriors needed to claim all points against visiting Kano Pillars at the Adamasingba Stadium, Ibadan.

Enyimba 1-1 Plateau United

Enyimba, 8-time NPFL champions, failed to record a victory at home for the first time against Plateau United as they drew 1-1 at the Aba Stadium on Saturday.

Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Remo Stars

Musa Wakili’s 4th-minute goal from the penalty spot for Niger Tornadoes was all the Ikon Allah Boys needed to secure all three points against Remo Stars.

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