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NPFL: Rangers Beat Heartland In Oriental Derby; Secure Top Spot, Akwa United Win Away

NPFL: Rangers Beat Heartland In Oriental Derby; Secure Top Spot, Akwa United Win Away

Rangers secured top position in the Nigeria Premier Football League following a 2-1 victory against Heartland in their oriental clash in Aba on Sunday.

Emmanuel Onyebuchi put Rangers ahead eight minutes before the break.

The visitors doubled their lead through Kalu Nweke on 54 minutes.

Lobi Stars dropped to second position on the table after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Bayelsa United.

Chinedu Chukwu gave the home team the lead a minute after the hour mark.

Bayelsa United rallied with Kehinde Lawal netting the equaliser 11 minutes from time.

In Jos, Akwa United recorded their first away win of the season courtesy of a 2-1 victory against Plateau United.

Cameroon defender, Gerome Heutchou opened scoring for the visitors in the 10th minute, while Sunday Anthony equalised for Plateau United from the spot 13 minutes from time.

Sani Suleiman however netted the winning goal from another penalty in stoppage time.

Holders Enyimba fell to a 2-1 defeat against Kwara United in Ilorin.

Emmanuel Ogbole scored both goals for Kwara United, while Ikenne Cooper was on target for Enyimba.

Remo Stars boosted their title chances with a 2-0 win against Bendel Insurance in Ikenne.

Olamilekan Adebayo and Hadi Haruna scored both goals for the Sky Blue Stars.

Katsina Utd 2-1 Abia Warriors
Heartland 1-2 Rangers
Lobi Stars 1-1 Bayelsa Utd
Kwara Utd 2-1 Enyimba
Plateau Utd 1-2 Akwa Utd
Remo Stars 2-0 Bendel Insurance

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