NPFL 21: Kano Pillars, Nasarawa Utd Win To Reduce Akwa Utd’s Lead

NPFL 21: Kano Pillars, Nasarawa Utd Win To Reduce Akwa Utd’s Lead 2
A photograph collage of the Akwa United Lineup, the Rivers UTDlineup and the Nasarawa lineup


Kano Pillars and Nasarawa United have intensified their chase for the Nigeria Professional Football League prime place with important victories on matchday 33.

The consequence additionally diminished Akwa United’s lead on the prime of the desk to simply three factors.

At the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, Pillars captain, Rabiu Ali scored his thirteenth purpose of the season as Sai Masu Gida cruised to a 2-0 win over Dakkada FC. The hosts did all of the work in first half with David Ebuka scoring the second purpose within the fortieth minute to make sure Pillars enhance their factors and keep third on the league desk. This is the seventeenth win of the season for Pillars and the fifteenth loss for Dakkada.

At the Lafia Township Stadium, in-form striker, Silas Nwankwo scored his 14th purpose of the season and it was all Nasarawa United wanted to beat MFM FC 1-0. Nwankwo’s early purpose secured the Solid Miners 18th win of the season and maintained their second place on the log.

In Port Harcourt, Rivers United virtually recorded their first dwelling defeat. With simply 3 minutes to the top of the match, Bakary Bamba scored a surprising purpose to rescue a degree for the Pride of Rivers towards Akwa United. Earlier, Charles Atshimene had shot the Promise Keepers into the lead and so they held on to it till Bamba created his second to maintain the house invincibility document of the hosts.

With simply 5 extra video games to play, Coach Kennedy Boboye’s group will cherish the purpose as they put together to host Warri Wolves on matchday 34. Akwa United nonetheless leads the league with 3 factors and nonetheless favourites to win the league title. Rivers United have dropped to fourth place on the log.

In Aba, Enyimba needed to dig deep to beat Jigawa Golden Stars 2-1. Tosin Omoyele’s late purpose stopped the guests from leaving with a degree. The win brings some aid to teach Fatai Osho’s group after a disappointing defeat at Akwa United. The People’s Elephant now have 57 factors and are again within the prime 4.

The Oriental Derby between Heartland FC and Enugu Rangers on the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri ended 2-1 in favour of the Naze Millionaires. All the targets got here within the first half with Mbaoma Chijioke open scoring for the hosts. Elijah Ani levelled the scores within the twenty fourth minute nevertheless it didn’t take lengthy earlier than Chijioke Akuneto restored the lead for Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu’s group and so they held on to it to safe victory.

At the New Jos Stadium, Plateau United added to the woes of FC Ifeanyi Ubah by spanking them 4-0. Jackson Daniel, Oche Ochowechi, Muhammad Zulkifilu and Uche Onwuansoanya registered their names within the goalscorers chart. The Peace Boys have now gathered 47 factors from 33 matches. The Anambra Warriors at the moment are deeply rooted within the relegation zone.

At the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina United and Lobi Stars performed 1-1 whereas Wikki Tourists beat Abia Warriors 1-0 in Bauchi. Ibrahim Sale scored the lone purpose within the fifty fifth minute.

Warri Wolves and Sunshine Stars continued their struggle to keep away from relegation. Warri Wolves laboured to a 1-0 win over Kwara United whereas Sunshine Stars performed a goalless draw with Adamawa United.


Matchday 33 Results

Kano Pillars 2 Dakkada FC 0

Nasarawa United 1 MFM FC 0

Rivers United 1 Akwa United 1

Enyimba FC 2 Jigawa Golden Stars 1

Heartland FC 2 Rangers Int’l FC 1

Plateau United 4 FC Ifeanyi Ubah 0

Katsina United 1 Lobi Stars 1

Wikki Tourists 1 Abia Warriors 0

Warri Wolves 1 Kwara United 0

Adamawa United 0 Sunshine Stars 0


1. Nasarawa United line-up towards FCIU on matchday 32 (Main story image)

2. Rivers United line-up towards Akwa United in the present day in Port Harcourt

3. Akwa United line-up towards Rivers United on matchday 33

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NPFL 21: Kano Pillars, Nasarawa Utd Win To Reduce Akwa Utd’s Lead

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