NPFL Wrap: Akwa United Nears First Title, Enyimba Keeps Continental Hopes Alive In Aba


Akwa United moved a step closer to a first Nigeria Professional Football League title following a 3-0 win against Jigawa Golden Stars in Uyo on Sunday.

Ubong Friday, Charles Atshimene and Wisdom Fernando were all on target for the Promise Keepers.

Akwa United top the standings with 67 points from 35 matches.

Nasarawa United maintained second position with a resounding 4-0 win against FC Ifeanyiubah in Lafia.

Silas Nwankwo bagged a brace for the Soild Miners in the game. The 18-year-old has now scored 18 goals for the Solid Miners this season.

Aliyu Abdullahi and Chigozie Obasi scored the other goals for Bala Nikyu’s side.

Rabiu Ali scored the decisive goal from the spot in 54th minute as Kano Pillars continued their title push with a 1-0 win against Abia Warriors at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

Pillars remain in third position on the table with 61 points from 35 games.

In Aba, Enyimba beat MFM 2-1 in a thrilling contest.

Tosin Omoyele put Enyimba ahead in the 52nd minute, while Oladayo Alabi equalised for the visitors seven minutes from time.

Anthony Omaka netted the winning goal for Enyimba on the stroke of 90 minutes.

Elsewhere, Rnagers were held to a 1-1 draw at basement club Adamawa United.


Enyimba FC 2-1 MFM FC’
Plateau Utd 0-0 Lobi Stars
Rivers United 2-0 Ifeanyi Ubah
Nasarawa Utd 4-0 Sunshine stars
Heartland FC 0-0 Kwara Utd
Katsina Utd 2-0 Dakkada FC
Kano pillars 1-0 Abia Warriors
Akwa Utd 3-0 Jigawa G/ Stars
Warri wolves 1-0 Wikki Tourists
Adamawa Utd 1-1 Rangers Int’l


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