NPFL: Plateau United maintain lead


Plateau United maintained top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League despite playing out a 1-1 draw Nasarawa United in a match-day four encounter in Lafia. Anas Yusuf’s 43rd minute goal was cancelled out by Mustapha Ibrahim seven minutes into the second half. Plateau United now lead the log with 10 points from four games.
At the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, MFM forced Warri Wolves to a 1-1 draw in a pulsating clash. Adeniji Adewole’s close-range strike earned the Olukoya Boys a share of the spoils two minutes in additional time.
Moses Omoduemuke had stunned the home team with a 57th-minute goal. In Makurdi, 10-man Lobi Stars thrashed Heartland 3-0 with first half goals from Abdulwasiu Mahmud, Sikiru Alimi and John Lazarus handing Gbenga Ogunbote’s side their third win of the season.Lobi’s Adeleye Aniyikaye was sent off five minutes from time.

The 2018 champions now have nine points from four games. In Bauchi, Wikki Tourists returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 win over Delta Force.
A brace from Daniel Jackson and another goal from Promise Damala was enough to record maximum points despite an 89th-minute goal from Ijioma Maxwell. Elsewhere, champions Enyimba suffered their first defeat of the season losing 1-0 at Sunshine Stars. Anthony Omaka’s 10th minute goal secured Sunshine Stars’ first win of the season after two draws and a defeat.
In Uyo, Akwa United and Katsina United played out a goalless draw at the Godswill Akpabio stadium.
Katsina goalkeeper Abdullahi Boje denied Mfon Udoh a chance from the spot in the 78th minute.
Rivers United edged Enugu Rangers 2-1 in Port Harcourt to earn their first win of the season. Malachi Ohawume scored the winner for Rivers after Ibrahim Olawoyin’s 54th-minute goal had canceled out Bamba Bakry’s early strike.
At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Jigawa Golden Stars pipped Kano Pillars 1-0 to leap out of the relegation zone. Yusuf Muhammad grabbed the match-winner after seven minutes. Jigawa Golden Stars are now 16th in the table.



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