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NPFL: Plateau United Hold Rangers In Enugu; Maintain Top Spot, Akwa Pip Rivers United

NPFL: Plateau United Hold Rangers In Enugu; Maintain Top Spot, Akwa Pip Rivers United

Defending champions Enyimba held Lobi Stars to a 1-1 draw in their Nigeria Professional Football League matchday-nine encounter in Aba on Wednesday, reports Completesports.com.

Lobi Stars took the lead in the 77th minute after Samad Kadiri nodded home Abdulkareem Mumini’s cross.

Enyimba responded instantly with Victor Mbaoma nodding home Cyril Olisema’s corner.

Plateau United maintained top spot in the table following a 0-0 away draw against their hosts Rangers at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.

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Heartland and Kano Pillars also battled to a draw at the Okigwe Township Stadium.

The home team took the lead three minutes after the break through Ugochukwu Leonard, while Nyima Nwagua got the equalising goal for Kano Pillars five minutes from time.

At the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Dakkada FC continued their impressive start to the season, after 0-0 draw against Katsina United.

The Uyo club stayed in second position in the table with 16 points from nine matches.

In Uyo, Akwa United recorded their second win of the season following a hard fought 2-1 home win against Rivers United.

Akarandut Orok gave Akwa United the lead on 10 minutes, while Ngouan Konan equalised for the visitors in the 34th minute.

Centre-back Samson Gbadebo netted the winning goal for Akwa United in the last minute of added time.

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Victory Omodiagbe scored the only goal in the sixth minute as Warri Wolves edged out Wikki Tourists at the Warri City Stadium.

Abia Warriors also recorded a 2-1 home win against Jigawa Golden Stars.

The home team scored twice in the first half through Emmanuel Ugwuka and Jimoh Oni, while Abdullahi Lala got the visitors only goal of the game four minutes after the break.

MATCHDAY-8 RESULTS
Heartland 1-1 Kano Pillars
FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 Kwara Utd
Rangers 0-0 Plateau Utd
Wolves 1-0 Wikki
Abia Warriors 2-1 Jigawa GS
Enyimba 1-1 Lobi
Katsina Utd 0-0 Dakkada
Akwa Utd 2-1 Rivers Utd
Adamawa Utd 2-1 Nasarawa Utd

TOMORROW
Sunshine Stars vs MFM

By Adeboye Amosu

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