NPFL WRAP: Top Three Intact As Coast Gets Clearer For Akwa Utd


Akwa United are six points clear and with three more match days to navigate, the Promise Keepers can almost touch and feel the NPFL trophy.

Ubong Friday, Charles Atshimene and Wisdom Fernando were all on target for a 3-0 win against Jigawa Golden Stars in Uyo.

Akwa United top the standings with 67 points from 35 matches.

Nasarawa United demolished Sunshine Stars 4-0 to maintain second position in Lafia.

Silas Nwankwo bagged a brace for the Soild Miners in the game, his 17 and 18th goals for the Solid Miners this season.

Aliyu Abdullahi and freekick specialist Chigozie Obasi scored the other goals for Bala Nikyu’s side.

Rivers United kept their hope for a continental spot alive with a 2-0 win over FC Ifeanyi Ubah.

Lookman Binuyo put Rivers United ahead when he struck awesomely into the bottom corner off a free kick in the opening half, before Sunday Adetunji expertly rounded up FC IfeanyiUbah’s goalkeeper Chimezie Akwari to seal a huge three points.

Tosin Omoyele with his 7th league goal of the season for Enyimba opened scoring for the peoples elephant.

A wonderful strike from Dayo, from 15 yards beat Enyimba GK Sabirou Bassa-Djeri to restore parity for the Olukoya boys before Antony Omaka scored the winning goal off an assist from Anayo Iwuala.

Rabiu Ali scored his 8th penalty of the season and the decisive goal from the spot in the 54th minute as Kano Pillars earned a 1-0 win against Abia Warriors at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

Warri Wolves dented Wikki Tourists’ bid to escape the relegation waters with a 1 – 0 win on Matchday 35 of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, on Sunday.

Emmanuel Ihezuo poked home an Uche Ihuarulam’s cross from the left flank against the run of play In the 14th minute.

Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw at basement club Adamawa United. Christian Nnaji heads in Olawoyin’s corner to give the Flying Antelopes the lead.

Henry Ochoba’s header beats Femi Thomas at his near post, just two minutes inside three added minutes. Assist by Abubakar Babaji.

A brace from Rasheed Ahmed ensured Katsina Utd beat Dakkada 2-0 at the Umaru Dikko stadium, Katsina.

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