NPFL: Plateau Stay Top With Home Win Vs Jigawa Golden Stars; Rivers United Pip Heartland Away

March 1, 2020
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The top three sides in the Nigeria Professional Football League picked up important wins in their matchday 22 fixtures on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Log leaders Plateau United edged out hard fighting Jigawa Golden Stars 2-1 at the New Jos Stadium.

Oche Ochewoechi and Tosin Omoyele scored twice to give Plateau United a commanding lead in the first half, while Saleh Ibrahim reduced the deficit for the visitors in stoppage time.

Second placed Rivers United recorded a 2-0 away win against Heartland at the Okigwe Township Stadium.

Malachi Ohawume scored both goals for the visitors.

Lobi Stars kept their place in third following a hard fought 1-0 away win against Kwara United courtesy of Alex Aghahowa’s 21st minute strike.

Former champions Enugu Rangers eased their relegation worries with a 2-0 win against Adamawa United at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium.

Isaac Loute opened scoring for the hosts late in the first half, while Isreal Abia netted the second from the spot in the 61st minute.

At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Auwalu Ali and Usman Babalolo were on target in the first half as Kano Pillars defeated Dakkada 2-0.

Warri Wolves recorded the biggest win of the day, thrashing Sunshine Stars 3-0 at home.

William Sunday, Michael Okoyoh and Mark Daniel got the goals for the Seasiders.

In Bauchi, Wikki Tourists defeated Nasarawa United 1-0.

Freedom Omofoman netted the decisive goal three minutes before the half hour mark.

Uche Onuoha scored deep into stoppage time as FC Ifeanyiubah defeated MFM 1-0 in Nnewi.

FULL RESULTS

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

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