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NPFL: Rangers Pip Sunshine Stars In Akure, Secure Top Spot In Group A; Akwa United Thrash Pillars

NPFL: Rangers Pip Sunshine Stars In Akure, Secure Top Spot In Group A; Akwa United Thrash Pillars

Rangers moved to  top spot in Group A  of the Nigeria Professional Football League following a 2-1 away win against Sunshine Stars in their matchday -15 encounter on Sunday at the Akure Township Stadium,  reports Completesports.com.


The Flying Antelopes also extended their unbeaten run to nine games.


Ivorian forward Seka Pascal puts Rangers ahead in the 29th minute,  while Anthony Omaka equalised for the home team three minutes later.


Pascal scored the winning goal a minute before the break.


Former champions Enyimba moved to second position after a 2-0 win against Kwara United  in Aba.


Stanley Dimgba scored both goals in the 2nd  and 73rd minutes respectively.


At the Agege Stadium, MFM were held to  a 0-0 by champions Lobi Stars.


At the Mohammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina United edged out Rivers United 2-1.


Tasiu Lawal opened scoring for Katsina United from the spot in the 18th minute,  while Usman Barau doubled the advantage in the 51st minute.


Cletus Emotan pulled a goal back for the away team on 68 minutes.


In Minna,  Niger Tornadoes beat Wikki Tourists 2-0  with Ahmadu Liman scoring both goals.


In Group B,  Akwa United reclaimed top position following a 3-0 thrashing of Kano Pillars with Ndifreke Effiong,  Emmanuel Charles and Kodjovi Dadzie scoring the goals for the Promise Keepers.


FC IfeanyiUbah maintained their title push with a  comfortable 2-0 home win against Go Round in Nnewi.


Uche Ihuarulam got the two goals for the Anambra Warriors.


In Okigwe,  Heartland defeated Nasarawa United 3-1.


Nnamdi Egbujor, Chukwudi Nwaodu, Joshua Akhabue  were on target for Heartland in the game, while  Sanusi Ibrahim netted Nasarawa United’s  consolation goal.


There were also wins for Abia Warriors and El-Kanemi Warriors who defeated Yobe Desert Stars and Plateau United  respectively.


Abia Warriors also secured  a 1-0 win against Yobe Desert Stars courtesy of Ibrahim Olawoyin 81st minute strike.




Enyimba *2-0* Kwara

Katsina *2-1* Rivers

Tornadoes *2-0* Wikki

Sunshine *1-2* Rangers

Abia *1-0* Yobe

Akwa *3-0* Pillars

El-Kanemi *1-0* Plateau

Gombe *1-0* Delta

Heartland *3-1* Nasarawa

FCIU *2-0* Go-Round



By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    My only problem is 80% of these players will switch clubs and end up failing at Caf leagues how I wish NFF can curtail this mass exodus madness with a strict rule to move our domestic football forward. Lokosa and co even Ajayi how market come be for them??? I know money is behind this runaway syndrome but NFF must get a solution now because other African countries have been dominating us for ages apart from Eyimba

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