NPFL: Nasarawa United,Rivers United Top As Heartland's Woes Worsen - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, January 4, 2021

NPFL: Nasarawa United,Rivers United Top As Heartland's Woes Worsen

Nasarawa United FC

Nasarawa United of Lafia on Sunday, emerged as joint leaders with Rivers United of Port-harcourt on the table of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), after a narrow two/one win on the road against Heartland  in Owerri.

The defeat worsened Heartland's woes currently in the 18th position with zero point from two matches on the table of the Nigeria's top flight league, having lost their opening away match 3-2 to Katsina United. 

Ohanachom gave the visiting Nasarawa boys an early lead in the 14th minute of the day-two match played at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, before Oghali drew level in the 64th minute for the homeside.

Nasarawa regained their lead through Nwankwo's 75th minute goal, to secure another maximum three points, to take the Lafia based team's tally to six points from two matches.

In other matches played, Kano Pillars defeated their visitors, Katsina United by two/nil, to move to the third position with four points while , Dakkada complete the top four teams with four points on the table,after managing a slim two/one victory over the visiting Jigawa Golden Stars in Uyo.

The remaining matches saw Lobi Stars beating MFM of Lagos by a lone-goal in Makurdi, Warri Wolves ,Sunshine Stars of Akure and Enugu Rangers recorded similar margin at home against Adamawa United, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Akwa United of Uyo respectively.

The match in Bauchi between two bottom placed teams, Wikki Tourists and Plateau United of Jos will be played this Tuesday while other encounter in Ilorin involving Kwara United and Enyimba International of Aba will hold on January 20, because of the Enyimba's  CAF Champions League second round return leg match against the Sudanese El-Merrik, in Aba, this Wednesday.

Enyimba will need to score four unreplied goals against the visitors, who won the first leg by three/nil in Sudan.


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