NPFL Wk2 : Gombe Utd Humiliate Eyimba 2-0 As Remo Stars Beat Rangers 2-1 In Ikenne - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, October 8, 2023

NPFL Wk2 : Gombe Utd Humiliate Eyimba 2-0 As Remo Stars Beat Rangers 2-1 In Ikenne

Enyimba International of Aba began their  defence of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) title on a disappointing note, after suffering a humiliating 2-0 loss on the road to Gombe United on Sunday

First half strike from Alakwe Chijoke and late goal in the 96th from Ahmad Jimoh at Pantami Stadium in Gombe ,secured the needed  maximum three points for the Coach Baba Ganeru tutored side against the Aba Elephants 

For Remo Stars who finished as runners up in last season,it was a tough encounter, coming from behind to beat hard fighting visitors, Enugu Rangers 2-1, courtesy of goals from Seun Ogunribide and Sakiru Alimi in a thrilling match played at Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne-Remo

In Minna , Bashiru Usman's goal from the penalty spot in just seven minutes ensured that the homeside, Niger Tornadoes handed a lone-goal defeat to Nigeria's only surviving club in the continental competitions, Rivers United of Port- Harcourt

Similarly in Jos, a moment of brilliance from Mundi Bernard  in the 11th minute resulted to only goal and win for Plateau United against visiting Heartland of Owerri in another keenly congested week two match 

Also in Ilorin, Kwara United managed similar goal margin against visitors , Abia Warriors courtesy of Ejeh Isaiah's goal in the encounter

It was a battle of stars in a five goals thriller in Makurdi, where Lobi Stars defeated Sunshine Stars of Akure , 3-2

Goals from both Michael Olulasi and Abdul Rafiu were not enough for the Akure Gunners, as a brace from Samuel Tiza and Ajibola Adeleke secured the needed maximum three points for the Makurdi side 

In Uyo, Akwa United and debutants Sporting Lagos settled for a goal less draw to share the available points 

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