NPFL: Pillars, Abia Warriors triumph

It has been power packed in the third week of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday, with Kano Pillars surviving a late rally by Wikki Tourists to beat the Bauchi-based side 2-1 at the Sani Abacha Stadium and Abia Warriors shooting to the top of the log, thanks to a 1-0 win over Heartland.

After shocking the visitors for most of the game, new signing, Prince Aggreh finally broke his duck in the 19th minute, when he sent home Rabiu Ali’s corner kick. The goal is Aggreh’s second this season.

Again, Pillars went ahead when Gambo Mohammed’s through ball was smoothly converted by Ifeanyi Matthews in the 64th minute, only for Mubarak Umar to get the Tourists a consolation goal in the 67th minute.

Meanwhile, at the Dan Anyiam Stadium., Owerri, Abia Warriors laboured to a 1-0 win over Heartland thanks to Michael Olaha’s 67th minute goal to make it seven points from three games and leap over MFM FC, who lost 0-3 to Shooting Stars on Saturday.

Warri Wolves were mauled 2-1 in Jos by Plateau United, Goodluck Onamado 48th minute own goal gave the hosts the lead, before King Osanga drew the visitors level in the 73rd minute. Barely a minute later, John Nuhu soured the Seasiders’ party with the winner.

In Enugu, Godwin Aguda’s early goal (3rd) and Osas Okoro’s 23rd   minute effort were enough to see Enugu Rangers bag a 2-1 win over visiting Niger Tornadoes, who grabbed a consolation goal through Lanre Farinyaro in the 79th minute. Rangers now have six points from three games.

Lobi Stars of Makurdi suffered their first win of the season in the hands of newly promoted side, Ikorodu United at the Onikan Stadium Lagos, via an 11th minute goal from Balogun Kabir.


Aisha JM