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NPFL: Akwa Maul Wikki, Stay Atop; Plateau Thrash Sunshine As Heartland Bag First Win

NPFL:  Akwa Maul Wikki,  Stay Atop; Plateau Thrash Sunshine As Heartland Bag First Win

By Adeboye Amosu: Akwa United maintained top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League table following a 4-0 thumping of Wikki Tourists at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The Promise Keepers have now garnered 16 points from seven games, one more than Plateau United who also enjoyed a comfortable afternoon with their 5-0 trouncing of Sunshine Stars in Jos.‎

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Ubong Friday, Victor Mbaoma, Micheal Ibe and Christian Pygbara were all on target for Abdu Maikaba’s Akwa United in the one sided encounter.

Champions Plateau United were in devastating form against Sunshine Stars with new arrival Tosin Omoyele grabbing a brace in the 5-0 demolition of the Owena Waves.

The young forward has now scored three goals for the Tin City club this season.

Sunday Ingbede, Emeka Umeh and Mafeng Pam were the other scorers for Kennedy Boboye’s men.

Third placed Kano Pillars also had a great afternoon edging hard fighting MFM FC 2-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

League top scorer, Junior Lokosa opened scoring from the spot in the 52nd minute, his seventh goal of the season.

Adamu Hassan made the three points safe with a fine strike in the 90th minute.

In Owerri, former champions Heartland recorded their first win of the season following a comfortable 2-0 home win against Kwara United.

Biodun Thompson netted the opener for the Naze Millionaires on 10 minutes, while Stanley Egbujor added the second 11 minutes from time.

At the Aper Aku Stadium Makurdi, Lobi Stars secured a hard fought 1-0 win against FC Ifeanyiubah

Former Nasarawa United and Rivers United midfielder, Esosa Igbinoba got the decisive goal in the 26th minute.

FC Ifeanyiubah are not without a win in their last four games.

Seven-time champions Enyimba held their hosts El-Kanemi Warriors to 0-0 draw in Maiduguri in another match day seven fixture.

Bello Kofarmata missed a penalty for the home team three minutes before the break.

Katsina United defeated Niger Tornadoes 2-0 at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium with Chinedu Ajanah and Eric Dufegha getting the goals.

The Oriental derby clash between Abia Warriors and Enugu Rangers ended in a 0-0 draw, while Rivers United beat Go Round FC 1-0 in the Rivers State derby courtesy of Oche Salefu’s 81st minute penalty.


Sunday, February 4

Akwa Utd 4 V 0 Wikki Tourists
Lobi Stars 1 V 0 FCIU
Heartland 2 V 0 Kwara Utd
Katsina Utd 2 V 0 Niger Tornadoes
Rivers Utd 1 V 0 Go Round FC
Abia Warriors 0 V 0 Enugu Rangers
El-Kanemi 0 V 0 Enyimba
Plateau Utd 5 V 0 Sunshine Stars
kano Pillars 2 V 0 MFM FC

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