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NPFL Roundup: Plateau, Kada City, Kwara Bag First Win Of the Season; Heartland Victors At Nasarawa

NPFL Roundup: Plateau, Kada City, Kwara Bag First Win Of the Season; Heartland Victors At NasarawaKada City 2-1 Gombe United

2016 Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United recorded their first win of the season trouncing El Kanemi Warriors 2-0 on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Plateau United had earlier recorded a draw and a defeat in their previous two games.

In Bauchi, Aminu Ahmad scored the only goal of the encounter as Wikki Tourist defeated Niger Tornadoes 1-0. Ahmad fired in a low drive second into the second.

Abba Umar doubled the lead for Wikki in the 83rd minute. Tornadoes halved the deficit through a strike from Ismaila Sarki in the stoppage time of the game.

Segun Alebiosu struck in the 31st minute to level scores for Kwara United’s after Ibrahim Mustapha had put the visitors ahead after 12 minutes. Joseph Osadiaye scored from the spot kick to hand Enyimba a 2-1 lead.

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Alebiosu made it 2-2 in the 68th minute with a brilliant shot. Mohammed Usman sealed the first win of the NPFL season for Kwara United in the 73rd minute of the match.

Charles Omokaro scored in the 58th minute to hand Insurance the lead on their return to the top flight division – the NPFL, but Victor Mbaoma drew Remo Stars level at the Sagamu International Stadium in the 76th minute.

Go Round were held to a goalless draw at home to FC Ifeanyiubah.

In Kaduna, Kada City kicked off their NPFL campaign with a 2-1 win at home against Gombe United.

Umar Mohammed fired in from a freekick to give Kada City the lead in the 19th minute. Enesi Sani equalized after thirty seconds for Gombe United. Sadiq Suleiman restored Kada’s lead with a half volley.

Chris Madaki restored parity for home side, Kano Pillars in Kano heading in Auwalu Ali MNPFL19’s delightful cross past Jean Efala in goal for Akwa United. Ndifreke Effiong had shot Akwa United into the lead after 22 minutes.

#NPFL19 Machday-3 Results
Wikki 2-1 Tornadoes
Kwara United 3-2 Enyimba
Remo Stars 1-1 Insurance
Go Round 0-0 FC Ifeanyiubah
Kano Pillars 1-1 Akwa United
Kada City 2-1 Gombe United
Nasarawa United 0-1 Heartland
Plateau Utd 2-0 El-Kanemi

By Johnny Edward

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