NPFL: Enyimba Drop Points Again As Akwa Keep Title Hopes Alive

Kabiru Balogun-Kwara-utd

Two time African kings, Enyimba are in all sorts of trouble after the dropped point at home in the second consecutive game against Rivers United.

The game was the fourth time both teams are clashing this season after a similar match-up in the CAF confederations cup.

Malachy Ohawume put the visitors in the lead before Sadiq Abubakar who just returned from injury salvaged a point for the peoples’ elephant.

Rivers united were resolute in their defense thanks to their Goal keeper Abiodun Akande as Enyimba watched their title challenge slip away.

Wikki Tourists picked a valuable 3 points to ease theri relegation dog fight courtesy of a 2-1 win over hard fighting Dakkada FC.

Elsewhere, League leaders, Akwa United grinded out a 0-0 stalemate away to former champions plateau united to keep the league trophy within reach.

With 7 matches to go, Kenedy Boboye took points off his former team in a keenly contested game.

Kabiru Balogun Celebrates

Playing without their Technical Adviser, Abdullahi Biffo who was absent in the dug out due to the demise of his wife last Thursday, Kwara United secure a 2 nil victory over Rangers International FC on Sunday to maintain their unbeaten run at their home ground.

Kabiru Balogun broke the deadlock in the 62nd minutes from Ayobami Junior’s beautiful pass.

Olawale Farayola who was introduced in the second half consolidated his team’s lead eight minutes from time with his shot flying past Nana Bonsu after profiting from yet another sublime pass from Ayobami Junior.

In Ozoro, A goal and an assist from Williams Sunday provided temporary relief to Warri Wolves relegation battles as they beat Abia Warriors 2-0.

Twelve minutes later, he turned provider when he set Ihezuo Emmanuel on the path to score the second goal of the game with a pin point pass.

Williams said the result was a breath of fresh air into the team’s resolve to beat the drop zone of the league table.

“The match wasn’t easy. Our coach told us to try to push on, so that we can get the goal.”

“I feel great that I scored the first goal. I expect more from myself, because I’ve been training and working hard.”

League table as at MD 31

Sunshine stars earned a hard fought 3 points on a muddy and wet night at the Dan Anyiam stadium to move out of the relegation zone on goals difference.

The win is their second of the season, same as Kano Pillars, Rangers, Heartland, and Rivers United.

Bulish striker, Odumegwu Ojukwu spins home in the 59th minute to secure a vital 1-0 win in a game that was rescheduled for 7pm after rain disrupted the 4pm kick-off time.

Faraway in Yola, MFM FC picked a valuable point to bottom placed Adamawa United playing out a 1-1 scoreline.

Izuchukwu Chimizie smashed home with a powerful left foot to beat Achimugu at his near post in the 72nd minute off an assist from Temim Adebayo.

Kano Pillars decimated Lobi Stars 3-0 to keep in touch at the top of the table. Umar Hassan {Maggi} gave Kano Pillars lead, with Assist from Fahad Usman.

Also Katsina United’s devastating home form continued under new coach, Azeez Mohammed with a 3-0 win over relegation strugglers, Ifeanyi Ubah.

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