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NPFL: Rangers Beat Insurance; Seal Playoff Spot, MFM Fall To Tornadoes

NPFL: Rangers Beat Insurance;  Seal Playoff Spot,  MFM Fall To Tornadoes

Rangers booked a place in the Nigeria Professional Football League Super Six competition following a hard fought 1-0 win against Bendel Insurance in a matchday-20 encounter at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports.

Substitute Felix Ogbuke scored the crucial goal for the Flying Antelopes five minutes before the end of regulation time.

The Enugu club occupy top spot in Group A of the NPFL table with 37 points from 20 games.

In Minna, MFM hopes of securing a play-off spot suffered a setback after they went down to a 1-0 defeat to their hosts Niger Tornadoes in Minna.

Ismaila Sarki’s early goal in the secnd minute was enough to give Tornadoes victory as they have now moved to 10th position in the table and are three points away from safety; albeit after playing one game more than their fellow relegation battlers.

In Umuahia, Samson Obi scored a late penalty deep into stoppage time to help Abia Warriors to a 2-1 win over El-Kanemi Warriors.

The visitors took the lead two minutes into the game through Sulley Mohammed but Atilola Tunde Salami restored parity for the Warriors in the 39th minute before Obi netted the winning goal deep into stoppage time.

With this victory, Abia Warriors have jumped to 5th spot with 27 points from 20 games while the Borno Army are still hanging on to the last playoff spot in Group B with 30 points.

By Adeboye Amosu

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