NPFL: Plateau Pip Delta Force, Stay Unbeaten; Akwa Starlets Stun Rangers in Enugu

NPFL: Plateau Pip Delta Force, Stay Unbeaten; Akwa Starlets Stun Rangers in Enugu

Plateau United has further underlined their 2019/20 NPFL title ambition following an impressive 3-1 away win against Delta Force in their matchday-five encounter at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Delta Force took the lead from the spot through Kazie Enyinnaya in the 38th minute, but the visitors rallied back with goals from Uche Onwuasoanya, Michael Ibeh and Ibrahim Mustapha.

Plateau United who remain the only unbeaten side in the NPFL this season top the standings with 13 points from five games.

Lobi Stars climb to the second position in the table following a 0-0 away draw against FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi.

Enyimba moved to third position courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 home win against Adamawa United in Aba.

Former Remo Stars forward Victor Mbaoma scored both goals for the People’s Elephant.

NPFL new boys, Akwa Starlets stunned six-time champions Enugu Rangers 2-0 at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.

Femi Ajayi put Akwa United ahead in the 18th minute, while Isaac George added the second a minute before the break.

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Akwa Starlets

Rivers United also recorded an away win of the NPFL matchday-five edging out Warri Wolves 1-0 at the Warri City Stadium. Stephen Gopey netted the winner eight minutes before the break.

Wikki Tourits piled more pressure on Kano Pillars after holding the four-time champions to a barren draw at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Pillars who are yet to record a win in the league this season occupy bottom spot in the table on only one point.

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At the Akwa Ibom International Stadium , Uyo, Akwa United were held to a 1-1 draw by visitors Nasarawa United.

The home team are without a win in the league so far this season with pressure now mounting on head coach of the side John Obuh.

Ndifreke Effiong gave Akwa United the lead from the spot in first half stoppage time, while Abubakar Lawal equalised for Nasarawa United in the 54th minute.

Heartland picked their first win of the campaign following a narrow 1-0 win against Jigawa Golden Stars in Okigwe with Ugochukwu Leonard netting the winning goal three minutes after the break.

NPFL Matchday-5 Results

Delta Force 1-3 Plateau Utd
Kano Pillars 0-0 Wikki
Heartland 1-0 Jigawa GS
FC Ifeanyi Ubah 0-0 Lobi
Rangers 0-2 Akwa Starlets
Wolves 0-1 Rivers Utd
Abia Warriors 1-0 MFM
Enyimba 2-0 Adamawa Utd
Katsina Utd 2-0 Sunshine Stars
Akwa Utd 1-1 Nasarawa Utd

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