NPFL: Plateau United Thrash Enyimba 4-0; Heartland Beat Rangers In Oriental Derby

NPFL: Plateau United Thrash Enyimba 4-0;  Heartland Beat Rangers In Oriental Derby

League leaders Plateau United underlined their title credentials following a 4-0 win against champions Enyimba at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Abba Umar bagged a brace for Plateau United with Uche Onwuasoanya and Ibrahim Mustapha netting the other goals.

Abdu Maikaba’s men finished the game with 10-men after captain Daniel Itodo was sent off six minutes from time following a second bookable offence.

Plateau United maintained top spot in the table with 24 points from 12 goals.

Lobi Stars moved to second position in the table after a comfortable 2-0 win against Sunshine Stars at the Aper Aku Stadium.

Ebube Duri put Lobi Stars ahead in the 81st minute, while Abdulkarim Mumuni added the second goal deep into stoppage time.

In Port Harcourt, Rivers United also recorded a 2-0 win against MFM.

Ossy Martins and Nelson Martins got the goals for the home team.

At the Sanni Abacha Stadium , Kano Pillars were held to a 1-1 draw by Warri Wolves.

Auwali Ali put Pillars ahead in the fifth minute, while Charles Atsimene equalised for the visitors on the dot of 90 minutes.

Moses Effiong scored a hat-trick as Dakkada thrashed Adamawa United 4-1 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.

Femi Ajayi scored Dakkada’s other goal, while Eka Unegbe got Adamawa’s only goal.

In the oriental derby, Heartland recovered from a goal down to beat Enugu Rangers 2-1 at the Okigwe Stadium.

Traore Issif put Rangers ahead two minutes after the break, while Abiodun Thompson equalised for Rangers in the 54th minute.

Sadiq Abubakar netted the winning goal for the Flying Antelooes five minutes from time.

In another matchday-12 encounter, Kwara United edged out Abia Warriors 2-0 with Alamayo Abdulrazaq and Stephen Adah getting the goals.

Heartland 2-1 Rangers
Kano Pillars 1-1 Wolves
Kwara Utd 2-0 Abia Warriors
Plateau Utd 4-0 Enyimba
Lobi 2-0 Sunshine Stars
Dakkada 4-1 Adamawa Utd
Rivers Utd 2-0 MFM
Nasarawa Utd 3-2 FC Ifeanyiubah

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • I’d suggest that our local league organisers should try and come up with something like matches of the week highlights and even put these on YouTube, so the world can see whats going on, about our local league.