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NPFL: Rivers United Falter Again In Title Race, 3SC Hold Sunshine In Akure

NPFL: Rivers United Falter Again In Title Race, 3SC Hold Sunshine In Akure

Rivers United stumbled in the title race after going down to a 2-1 defeat against Kwara United in Ilorin on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Rivers United Nelson Esor capitalised on goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba’s error on third minute.

The home team turned things around in the second half with goals from Samad Kadiri on 57 and Jide Fatokun on 75 minutes.

Remo Stars moved to third position on the log after edging out Wikki Tourists 1-0 in Ikenne.

Lekan Adebayo scored the winning goal for the hosts on 26 minutes firing home with a beautiful finish inside the visitors box.

Former champions Enugu Rangers were held to a 0-0 draw by MFM in Lagos.

In the South West derby, Sunshine Stars were held to a 0-0 draw by 3SC at the Akure Sports Complex.

At the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi Lobi Stars beat Nasarawa United 2-1.

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The home team went ahead on 50 minutes after Ifeanyi Ogba coolly finished off a brilliant Onuwa Chukwuka’s pass.

Godfrey Utim scored Lobi Stars’ second goal on 82 minutes.

Tochukwu Michael scored from the spot deep into stoppage time to halve Lobi’s lead after Tsehuan fouled Adamu Hassan in the box.

Heartland beat Abia Warriors 2-1 in the oriental derby.

The hosts went in front through Murphy Ndukwu in the 23rd minute , who jabbed home from close range after some dozy defending by Abia Warriors.

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Three minutes later Nonso Nzediegwu finished Samuel Okon’s low cross at the far post after another shocking piece of defending by Warriors.

Abia Warriors halved the deficit through their topscorer Godwin Obaje, who planted home a firm header beyond Chijoke Ejiogu.

Holders Akwa United went down 1-0 against Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.

Destiny Ashadi scored from close range on 56 minutes after meeting a loose ball.

Katsina Utd 1-0 Akwa Utd
Sunshine Stars 0-0 3SC
Kwara Utd 2-1 Rivers Utd
MFM 0-0 Rangers
Heartland 2-1 Abia Warriors
Remo Stars 1-0 Wikki
Lobi 2-1 Nasarawa Utd

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