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Nassarawa Down Abia Warriors 3-1, Topple Sharks

Nassarawa Down Abia Warriors 3-1, Topple Sharks

By James Agberebi:

Nassarawa United have usurped Sharks from the top of the league table of the Nigeria Professioanl Football League after defeating Abia Warriors 3-1 in Lafia in a week 19 fixture.


The victory places Nassarawa on 31 points from 19 games, one point ahead of Sharks who continued their poor run of form following a 2-1 home lose to Akwa United.

Godspower Aniefiok put Akwa in front in the 20th minute before Ezekiel Bassey doubled the lead 14 minutes later. A 90th minute goal from Fortune Omoniwari for Sharks was not enough as the Port-Harcourt-based side suffered their third straight game.

At the Aba Township stadium, former league champions Enyimba were surprisingly held by new comers Giwa to a goalless draw. On the bench for Giwa was former Enyimba’s handler Kadiri Ikhana.

While at the Dan Anyiam stadium, Heartland pipped Lobi Stars 1-0. A 16th minute strike from Bright Ejike was enough to secure the Naze Millionaires all three points.

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In other results, Nembe City were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Sunshine Stars, Taraba lost away to Gombe 1-0, Crown played 2-2 at home with Bayelsa United, and Kaduna United beat Warri Wolves 1-0.

Meanwhile, the games between Kano Pillars versus Dolphins and El-Kanemi versus Rangers was postponed.

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