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NPFL: Enyimba Pip Rangers Away; 3SC Hold Akwa United in Ibadan

NPFL: Enyimba Pip Rangers Away; 3SC Hold Akwa United in Ibadan

Enyimba maintained their impressive start under new manager Finidi George following a 1-0 away win against Rangers at the Ifeanyiubah Stadium, Nnewi on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Emeka Obioma scored the decisive goal two minutes from time.


The Aba giants are now unbeaten in five games in all competitions this season.

New boys Remo Stars defeated Heartland 3-0 at home.

Andy Okpe quickfire double gave Gbenga Ogunbote’s side the advantage early on.

Okpe has now scored three goals in two league games this season.

Samuel Anakwe got the third in the 71st minute.

In Ibadan, champions Akwa United were held to a 1-1 draw by 3SC.

Utibe Archibong put the visitors in front a minute before the half hour mark after he was teed up by captain Friday Ubong.

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Ayo Adejubu restored parity for the hosts on the stroke of 90 minutes.

At the New Jos Stadium, Plateau United recorded their first win of the season courtesy of a 1-0 win against Kwara United.

Mohammad Zulkifilu nodded home the winner in the fifth minute from Daniel Itodo’s long throw in.

Rafiu Ishaq netted the opener from the spot in the 28th minute.

Ishaq added the second in the 58th minute, while Charles Akuneto scored the third four minutes later.

Stanley Eguma’s Rivers United recorded the biggest win of the day thrashing Katsina United 3-0 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.

Four-time champions Kano Pillars were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Lobi Stars in Kaduna, while the encounter between Nasarawa United and Gombe United ended in a 1-1 draw.

Abdulateef Balogun scored the winning goal as Wikki Tourists edged out Niger 1-0 Tornadoes in Minna.

Elsewhere, Abia Warriors pip Sunshine Stars 1-0 with Paul Samson netting the only goal of the game in the 28th minute.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    Finidi George is making a Bold statement who else is observant?

    • walking 1 year ago

      a good one to be candid. I don’t think he has lost any game since his resumption as the head coach of Enyimba

    • GLORY 1 year ago

      He is my No. 1 choice but will give Eguavoen n SE my support with some reservations though for certain players invited/omitted. God bless to our SE. AWUUUUUUUURAAAAAA……fly high high high SE

  • Ohswaggs 1 year ago

    I swearrrrrrrrrr…..That guy looks like a future Super Eagles gaffer….

  • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

    And again Noble is benched hasn’t played active football in months

    • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

      A good Coach will not play Noble… Never only corruption will, noble can not even counter. One day all this corruption will catch up with every individual. We need to be kind enough to let talent shine over connection.

  • William d conqueror 1 year ago

    A very big a shame on nff and alloy agu and whoever who is responsible for John Noble call up to the eagles. I don’t have anything against the young man, but on what justification was he selected, he has not play a ball in anger for close to a year. But we they look them and their corruption. On this Eguavon lost my respect.

  • Chinenye 1 year ago

    Good one my darling Enyimba. It’s shame we went out of caf confed cup on work over and caf has failed to look into the matter