NPFL: Akwa United Stun Rangers ; Wikki Thrash Lobi In Bauchi

February 16, 2020

Plateau United regained top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League following a 2-0 win against Dakkada at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday, reports

Tosin Omoyele and Oche Ochowechi scored both goals for Plateau United.

Plateau United top the standings with 36 points from 20 games.

Lobi Stars dropped to second spot after a 4-0 defeat against Wikki Tourists at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.

Manu Garba and Idris Guda scored two goals each in the game.

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Akwa United recorded the only away win of the weekend courtesy of a 2-1 win against Rangers in Enugu.

Ndifreke Effiong put Akwa United ahead in the 13th minute, while Kenechukwu Agu equalised for the hosts in the 55th minute.

Akarandut Orok netted the winning goal for the Promise Keepers in the 70th minute.

At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano Pillars edged out MFM 1-0 with Usman Babalolo scoring the winning goal in the 23rd minute.

Rivers United cemented third spot in the table following a 1-1 draw at Kwara United.

Dede Moughara opened scoring for the hosts from the spot in the 17th minute, while Micheal Enaruma equalised for Rivers United four minutes before the break.

Abu Azeez scored twice as Warri Wolves defeated Katsina United 2-0 at the Warri City Stadium.

In Nnewi, hosts FC IfeanyiUbah recovered from a goal down to beat Sunshine Stars 3-1.

Uche Ihuarulam put Sunshine Stars ahead in the 22nd minute, while Samuel Kalu, Abdullahi Aliyu and Chigozie Chilekwu were on target for FC IfeanyiUbah.

Nasarawa United boosted their survival hopes following a 1-0 win against Jigawa Golden Stars.

Ikenna Ofor netted the decisive goal in the 65th minute.


Rangers 1-2 Akwa Utd
FC Ifeanyiubah 3-1 Sunshine Stars
Heartland 5-0 Adamawa Utd
Kano Pillars 1-0 MFM
Kwara Utd 1-1 Rivers Utd
Plateau Utd 2-0 Dakkada
Wikki 4-0 Lobi
Nasarawa Utd 1-0 Jigawa GS
Wolves 2-0 Katsina Utd

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