Akwa United defeated closest rivals Nasarawa United 2-1 on the Godswill Akpabio Stadium of their NPFL Matchday 30 encounter on Thursday. Samuel Amadi and Marshall Johnson scored within the first half for the Promise Keepers earlier than Hassan Adamu pulled one again for the Solid Miners from the penalty spot after 77 minutes. Akwa United are actually 4 factors away from second-place Nasarawa United with eight video games left to play within the season.
Kano Pillars fell to a 2-1 defeat by the hands of MFM FC on the Soccer Temple in Agege on Wednesday to additional derail their title cost. Tosin Olubobola opened the scoring within the first half for the Church Boys earlier than Najeem Adeyinka added a second simply after the hour mark. Pillars captain and NPFL legend Rabiu Ali transformed from the penalty spot to halve the deficit to nice acclaim from the house followers within the 89th minute. Kano Pillars missed a terrific likelihood to go high of the desk earlier than their title rivals confronted off.
Enyimba might solely handle a 1-1 draw at dwelling to relegation-threatened Warri Wolves on the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba. Wolves took a shock lead via Daniel Chimezie after 72 minutes, however their lead lasted simply 6 minutes earlier than Enyimba captain Austin Oladapo equalised to earn his facet a degree.
Katsina United defeated Jigawa Golden Stars on the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna 1-0 to document their first away win of the season. Joseph Atule scored the match-winner within the thirty second minute to provide the Changi Boys all three factors from the Matchday 30 encounter.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah hammered Adamawa United on the Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium in Nnewi by three objectives to nil. Mercurial midfielder Ekene Awazie opened the scoring within the 14th minute earlier than second half strikes from Nonso Nzediegwu and Abel James sealed their 3-0 win. The Anambra Warriors transfer as much as 31 factors, solely two factors from security.
Dakkada FC defeated Kwara United 2-0 to place a dent of their title ambitions on the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo. Goals from Godwin Inamoto and Emmanuel Charles secured all three factors for the Chosen Ones.
Sunshine Stars defeated Wikki Tourists 1-0 on the Ondo State Sports Complex because of a 52nd minute strike from winger Fuad Ekelojuoti. The win places the Akure Gunners three factors away from security with 8 matches left within the NPFL season.
Rivers United picked up a powerful 3-1 victory over Plateau United on the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium to stay within the title hunt. Godwin Aguda opened the scoring inside three minutes from the penalty spot for the house facet earlier than Malachi Ohawume and Shedrack Oghali put them comfortably forward. Andrew Ikefe pulled one again for Plateau United earlier than the ultimate whistle.
Rangers picked up a 2-1 win over Abia Warriors within the week’s Oriental derby on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. Hammed Yakubu opened the scoring for the guests simply earlier than the break, earlier than Christian Nnaji began the comeback early within the second half and Kenechukwu Agu sealed the win for the Flying Antelopes within the 87th minute.
Lobi Stars defeated Heartland comprehensively 3-0 on the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi. Ossy Martins scored a brace both facet of a strike by Monday Akile as they cruised to victory at dwelling.