NPFL : Rangers Pip MFM, Extend Lead In Group A; Plateau Thrash Akwa United

NPFL : Rangers Pip MFM,  Extend Lead In Group A; Plateau Thrash Akwa United

Rangers extended their lead at the top of NPFL Group A table to six points following a slim 1-0 win against MFM at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium,  Enugu on Sunday.

Seka Pascal scored the winning goal for the Flying Antelopes in the 26th minute  following a  defence splitting pass by Ibrahim Ajani.

Gbenga Ogunbote’s men sit at the top of the log with 31 points from 14 games.

In Makurdi,  champions Lobi Stars were held to a 0-0 draw by Enyimba.


Also at the Kwara Sports Complex,  Kwara United failed to make their dominance count as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Bendel Insurance.


Another stalemate was recorded in Port Harcourt with Sunshine Stars holding their hosts Rivers United to a 1-1 draw.


Ossy Martins scored the curtain raiser for Rivers United from the spot in the 69th minute,  while Ajibola Otegbeye equalised for Sunshine Stars from another penalty seven minutes from time.


Hassan Musa scored the winning goal as Wikki Tourists defeated Katsina United 1-0 at home.


Remo Stars failed to make home advantage count as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Niger Tornadoes at the Gateway International Stadium, Shagamu.


In Group B, Akwa United maintained top spot despite going down to a 3-0 defeat to Plateau United in Jos.


Jesse Akila,  Bernard Ovoke and Amos Gyang were all on target for Plateau United in the game.


Kano Pillars were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Gombe United at the Sani Abacha Stadium.


Rabiu Ali opened scoring for Pillars from the spot in first half added time,  while Adamu Mohammed equalised for the visitors three minutes after the break.


In Lafia,  Nasarawa United thrashed El-Kanemi Warriors 5-1, while Philip Auta scored twice as Yobe Desert Stars beat FC IfeanyiUbah 2-0.


At the Krisdera Stadium,  Omoku,  Go Round edged out Heartland 2-1.


Sadiq Ololade grabbed the opening goal for Go Round in the 38th minute before Uche Oguchi levelled scores for the visitors six minutes after the break.


Adeseun Adelani however scored the winning goal 12  minutes from regulation time.





Wikki  1-0  Katsina

Remo 0-0 Tornadoes

Rivers 1-1 Sunshine

Rangers 1-0 MFM

Kwara  0-0 Insurance

Lobi 0-0 Enyimba

Yobe 2-0 FCIU

Go-Round 2-1 Heartland

Nasarawa 5-1 El-Kanemi

Plateau Utd 3-0  Akwa United

Pillars 1-1 Gombe



By Adeboye Amosu




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