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NPFL: Pillars, Rivers United, Rangers Win; Abia Shock Heartland

NPFL: Pillars, Rivers United, Rangers Win; Abia Shock Heartland

By Adeboye Amosu:
Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf (Ikorodu United vs Lobi Stars):

Kano Pillars recorded their second win of the season, edging past northern rivals Wikki Tourists 2-1 in a match day three Nigeria Professional Football League fixture on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
New signing Prince Aggreh scored the opener in the 19th minut,e nodding home Rabiu Ali’s corner.
It was the winger’s second goal for the Sai Masu Gisa since his switch from Sunshine Stars.
Another new arrival, Ifeanyi Matthew, doubled the hosts’ lead on 64 minutes, while Mubarak Umar reduced the deficit when he converted from the spot five minutes later.
At the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Micheal Olaha struck in the 67th minute as Abia Warriors beat Oriental rivals Heartland 1-0, their first away win of the season.
It was Olaha’s second goal in two games after he scored the winning goal for the Umuahia-based outfit in their 2-1 win against El-Kanemi Warriors in midweek.
Rivers United returned to winning ways with Frederick Obomate scoring his third of the campaign in their 2-0 victory against FC IfeanyiUbah at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Chigozie Ihunda put the Pride of Rivers ahead on the stroke of half time, with Obomate grabbing the second in the 58th minute.
There was also jubilation at the end of regulation time in Enugu as Rangers beat Niger Tornadoes 2-1.
The Flying Antelopes won the tie courtesy of first half strikes by Godwin Aguda and Osas Okoro.
Lanre Farinayo scored the consolation goal for the visitors from Minna who are still searching for their first win of the campaign.
Lobi Stars lost for the first time this season, going down to a 1-0 defeat against Ikorodu United at the Onikan Stadium.
Balgoun Kabir netted the winner on 11 minutes.
Plateau United beat Warri Wolves 2-1 in Jos with Warri Wolves centre-back Goodluck Onamado scoring two own goals.


Rivers United 2 – 0 FC IfeanyiUbah
Kano Pillars 2 – 1 Wikki Tourists
Rangers 2 – 1 Niger Tornadoes
Plateau Utd 2 – 1 Warri Wolves
Heartland 0 – 1 Abia Warriors
Ikorodu Utd 1 – 0 Lobi Stars

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