Enyimba, Rivers United win as FC Ifeanyi Ubah stuns Kwara United in NPFL Matchday 26 9ja Flavour
Enyimba bounced back from their weekend loss with a 2-1 victory over Adamawa United at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba. Victor Mbaoma opened the scoring for the home side with his fourth goal of the season before Felix Kenan equalized for the visitors against the run of the game. Midfielder Farouk Mohammed scored the winner from the penalty spot in the second half for give the three points to Enyimba and keep them in the title race.
Rivers United inflicted a 2-0 defeat on league leaders Kano Pillars at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Port Harcourt. On Sunday, Adetunji opened the scoring for the home side before Paul Acquah added a second to give them the victory.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah made good use of their home advantage as they beat title hopefuls Kwara United 2-1 at Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium in Nnewi. Ekene Awazie opened the scoring for the Anambra Warriors before Stephen Jude equalized for Kwara United. Awazie scored a late winner to get his team’s three points.
The Sunshine Stars earned their first victory in 19 league appearances with a 1-0 win over Dakkada FC at Ondo State Sports Complex, completing the brace against Dakkada, having already beaten them once this season. Ejike Uzoechi scored the only goal for the Akure Gunners in the game.
The Lobi Stars surprised Rangers International 1-0 at Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi. Lobi forward Ossy Martins scored his 8th NPFL goal this season to give his side all three points in the game.
Plateau United defeated Katsina United 2-0 at New Jos Stadium. Muhammed Zulkifilu opened the scoring, scoring his 10th league goal of the season before Ibrahim Buhari added a second for the home side.
Nasarawa United defeated Warri Wolves 3-1 at Lafia Township Stadium. Silas Nwankwo scored a quick brace to give his side two goals and bring his personal goals tally to 10 before Emeka Onyema added a third. Sunday Williams scored an exquisite acrobatic effort for Warri Wolves in consolation.
Jigawa Golden Stars and Wikki Tourists drew 1-1 at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. Saidu Abdullahi put the locals ahead before Manu Garba equalized for Wikki Tourists, who remain unbeaten in their last three matches.