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NPFL: Plateau Utd Thrash Adamawa 5-0; Regain Top Spot, Extend Unbeaten Run

NPFL:  Plateau Utd Thrash Adamawa 5-0; Regain Top Spot,  Extend Unbeaten Run

Plateau United regained top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League after thrashing Adamawa United 5-0 at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Ibrahim Mustapha bagged a brace with Oche Ochowechi, Uche Onwuasoanya and Abba Umar netting the other goals for the former NPFL champions.

Abdu Maikaba’s men top the table with 28 points from 16 games.

Lobi Stars dropped to second spot in the table after they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Dakkada FC.

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The Makurdi club have the same points with Plateau United but have an inferior goal difference.

At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano Pillars edged out Akwa United in a thrilling encounter

Nyima Nwagua poked home Chijoke Alakwe’s cross to hand Pillars the lead in the 76th minute.

Rabiu Ali extended the home side’s lead three minutes later from a direct free kick.

In Enugu, Rangers won their third successive game in a row following a 3-1 win against Abia Warriors.

Ifeanyi George netted a brace for the Flying Antelopes, while Ibrahim Olawoyin scored the other goal.

Lukman Bello scored the only goal for Abia Warriors.

Defending champions Enyimba lost 2-0 to FC Ifeanyiubah in Nnewi.

Uche Sebastine and Ikenna Cooper got both goals for the Anambra Warriors.

Wikki Tourists recorded their first win at the newly refurbished Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, BauchI following a 2-1 win against MFM.

Promise Damala put Wikki ahead after he was set up by Mansoor Sale.

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Olushola Ajala doubled the host’s lead with a long- range strike on the stroke of half time.

Chimezie Izuchukwu reduced the deficit two minutes after the break after he was teed up by Tosin Olubobola.

Kwara United and Sunshine Stars battled to a draw in Ilorin, while Heartland and Katsina United also share the spoils at the Okigwe Township Stadium.

Rangers 3-1 Abia Warriors
FC Ifeanyiubah 2-0 Enyimba
Heartland 0-0 Katsina Utd
Kano Pillars 2-0 Akwa Utd
Kwara Utd 0-0 Sunshine Stars
Plateau Utd 5-0 Adamawa Utd
Wikki 2-1 MFM
Lobi 0-0 Dakkada

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • GLORY 2 years ago

    Nice kits from Adamawa utd but this should reflect on their football to make it a more beautiful unit. But what’s happening to THE PEOPLES ELEPHANT (ENYIMBA)? A bit of a down low feeling with their recent performances in the league.

    • Mr Hush 2 years ago

      I am taken aback by their performance so far this season;it is neither here nor there.
      As a fan,I hope they get their acts together, so they save their season,baring in mind they are in the continent as well.

      That said,I feel it is good for the league,I am beginning to enjoy this season; less negative controversy, teams churning up results away,positive suspense, less predictability,competition in both above and below the table, most stadia are been refurbished ,teams having a bit of consistency ,records being set ; etc.

      If the league keeps going at this momentum, and the financial, management and administrative sector becomes productive, I think the fans would begin to key into the league and we would have a league we could be proud of .

      I sincerely hope I am not singing too early..

      • GLORY 2 years ago

        Very true @ Hush. I still believe we can get to d good old days of our league. It’s just patience,continuity, seriousness, n funding. Again players should stay back home n focus. Not a case of one seasons, then out on some sick contract to obscure leagues. Also Clubs should try pay these players well and on time.