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NPFL: ; Akwa United Secure Top Spot; Rangers Outclass Enyimba In Oriental Derby

NPFL: ; Akwa United  Secure Top Spot; Rangers Outclass Enyimba In Oriental Derby

Akwa United moved to the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League following a slim 2-1 win against Sunshine Stars in Uyo on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Charles Atshimene gave the home team the lead on 21 minutes, while Sadeeq Yusuf equalised for Sunshine Stars 11 minutes later.

Seth Mayi netted the winning goal for Akwa United in the 72nd minute.

The Promise Keepers occupy top spot on the table with 37 points from 20 games.

Sunshine Stars are now without a win in their last 13 games.

Kano Pillars missed the chance to secure top spot after they conceded a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Warri Wolves in Ozoro.

Auwalu Usman put Pillars ahead two minutes before the hour mark, while Mark Daniel levelled scores for Warri Wolves from the spot four minutes from time.

Kwara United dropped to third poistion on the table following a 2-1 defeat to Nasarawa United in Lafia.

Anas Yusuf scored the curtain raiser for the hosts three minutes after the break with Silas Nwankwo adding the second in the 69th minute.

Wasiu Alalade reduced the deficit on the stroke of 90 minutes.

At the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu, Rangers dispatched Enyimba 2-0 in the oriental derby.

Both goals came from the spot with Christian Nnaji scoring the first in the 57th minute and Elijah Ani converting the second on 90 minutes.

Heartland recorded the only away win of the day with Kingsley Maduforo scoring the winning goal in the 1-0 victory at Adamawa United.

In Port Harcourt, Sunday Adetunji scored for the second consecutive game as Rivers United beat Dakkada 2-0.

Paul Acquah was also on target for Rivers United in the game.

Katsina United recorded the biggest win of the day thrashing Wikki Tourists 5-1 at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.


Rangers 2-0 Enyimba
Akwa Utd 2-1 Sunshine Stars
Rivers Utd 2-0 Dakkada
Nasarawa Utd 2-1 Kwara Utd
Katsina Utd 5-1 Wikki
Warri Wolves 1-1 Kano Pillars
Plateau Utd 2-1 Abia Warriors
Adamawa Utd 0-1 Heartland

By Adeboye Amosu

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