NPFL: Enyimba, Abia Warriors win as Plateau Utd reclaims top spot

Posted on Apr 19 2017 - 11:53pm by admin

with the aid of MONICA IHEAKAM

Enyimba global FC of Aba the day before today continued their regular climb on the league desk with a slim 1-zero home win over Remo Stars as Plateau United reclaimed their prime position in the Nigeria skilled football League.
Stephen Chukwude, helped the Peoples Elephant maintain their satisfaction intact with his 41st minute free kick strike, whereas Joshua Obaje, Kabiru Umar and Jimmy Ambrose gave Plateau United their victory in opposition to Kastina United on the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos.
Plateau United now have 34 points but with two video games in hand.
In Minna, former NPFL champions Kano Pillars suffered their third straight defeat after taking place 1-0 to Niger Tornadoes.
MFM FC persisted their terrible away type as they fell 0-2 to Akwa United on the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo
Akwa United opened scoring in the 18th minute through Alhassan Ibrahim and doubled their lead within the thirty first minute this time through Ubong Friday.
In Maiduguri, El-Kanemi Warriors continued their spectacular residence file with a difficult-fought 1-zero win in opposition to ABS.
The hero for El Kanemi used to be Samuel Mathias who scored within the 41st minute.
In Nnewi, 10-man capturing Stars could now not hang an early lead as FC IfeanyiUbah fought again to win 2-1.
capturing Stars appeared to be heading for an not going win after they took the lead on 21 minutes thanks to SundayFaleye.
however in the 58th minute, IfeanyiUbah drew level after Godwin Obaje transformed from the penalty spot following a foul by Samuel Olabisi on Pascal Seka.
Olabisi was despatched off for the foul on Seka.
With five minutes left, IfeanyiUbah had been awarded another penalty for a handball throughout the box by a shooting Stars participant which Obaje as soon as again stepped as much as convert.
Ebenezer Odeyemi grabbed the only goal of the game to return Tornadoes to successful methods after shedding their closing tie away to capturing Stars.
In other matchday 19 results, a hat-trick from Anthony Okpotu sealed a 3-1 house win against Sunshine Stars, while Abia Warriors defeated travelling Wikki tourists 2-0.
Matchday 19 results:
Enyimba 1-zero Remo Stars
Plateau Utd 3-0 Katsina
Akwa Utd 2-0 MFM FC
Tornadoes 1-zero Pillars
IfeanyiUbah 2-1 capturing
Lobi Stars three-1 Sunshine
El Kanemi 1-0 ABS
Abia Warriors 2-0 Wikki

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