NPFL MD24 Wrap: Unbeaten Runs, Goalless Oriental Battles and Woes For Sunshine


Akwa Utd defeated Kwara Utd 2-1 to leapfrog Kano Pillars at the top of the NPFL table based on goals difference.

Goals from Ubong Friday and Nasir Jubril help Akwa United on their way to a 2-1 win over Kwara United.

The promise keepers remain Unbeaten in their last 14 Matches in the NPFL. Their last loss in the league was against Nasarawa united on 14th February, which ended 2-1.

In the Oriental battle in Nnewi, The ‘Flying Antelopes’, Rangers International F.C earned a valuable one point to steady its push for a top finish in the league with a goalless draw against F.C Ifeanyiubah.

In the second Oriental Battle, Enyimba Football Club failed to make the most of an entirely dominant display as the champions were held to a goalless draw against Heartland FC at the Enyimba Stadium on Sunday evening.

Elsewhere, Lobi Stars a overran spirited Sunshine Stars by 2-1 in an NPFL Match Day 24 encounter to record their 7th unbroken home win and extend the winless run of the Owena Whales to 17.

Sunshine Stars got a free kick on the right side which was delivered by captain Sunday Abe and the resultant header by Uzochukwu Ugonna put the visitors ahead.

It only took the 18″ 20 mitre missile from John Lazarus and a 26″ quick flip jab by Ossy Martins to give Lobi Stars the come back and the hard earned three points.

Nasarawa United recovered from their painful 1-0 defeat away to Kano Pillars in Kaduna during the midweek to beat visiting Adamawa United FC 1-0 in the matchday 24 tie decided at the Lafia City Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

A lone strike from an unlikely source, Ebuka Anaekwe, his second goal of the campaign, in the 27th minute after he was put through by Adamu Hassan, that made the difference.

Kano Pillars played a barren draw against Plateau United in the week 24 encounter of the NPFL.

The draw extended Pillars unbeaten run to nine.

It will be recalled that since the rejuvenated Abia Warriors pummeled the Kano based NPFL side 4-1 in a week 15 encounter, the Sai masu gida have not Lost either at home or in an away tie.

MFM continued their impressive form in the NPFL with a slim one nil win against Dakkada in a Match-day 21 encounter played at the Agege stadium.

MFM have also recorded four clean sheets in four matches excluding the walk-over against FC Ifeanyi Ubah.

in the last two fixtures played on Monday, Wikki Tourists earned a surprise point at Rivers United.
Stephen Gopey jumped highest to head in Idris Guda’s cross to give Wikki the lead before Malachy scored with virtually the last kick of the game to rescue a point for the home-side.

Also, Abia Warriors got a point away to Jigawa Golden stars after playing a barren draw to complete match-day 24 fixtures of the Nigeria Professional League.

NPFL MD24 Results.
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