January 27, 2021

NPFL wrap-up: Dakkada, Rangers grab away wins as Nasarawa, Kano Pillars share points

NPFL wrap-up: Dakkada, Rangers grab away wins as Nasarawa, Kano Pillars share points

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday three game across various match venues saw Dakkada FC and Rangers winning away from home.

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MFM 1-0 Sunshine stars

In the Southwest derby, Dennis Obasi 7th minute goal was enough for the Olukoya boys.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah 0-1 Dakkada

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In Nnewi, FC Ifeanyi Ubah suffered a home loss as a goal from Nnamdi Mejuobi in the 29th minute was enough for the visitors to run away with the 3 points.

Plateau United 3-0 Heartland

Muhammadu Zulkifilu headed past Heartland keeper to hand Plateau United the lead at home in the 19th minute. Amos Gyang then scored from the spot after Francis Benjamin was booked for obstructing him in the 18-yard box to extend the lead.

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Jesse Akila squeezed his attempt at a tight angle for the host’s third goal to compound the visitors woe.

Enyimba 1-0 Wikki

Nabil Yarou’s 24th minute strike for the People’s Elephants was the difference between the two side.

Rivers United 3-0 Kwara Utd

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Ifeanyi Anaemena doubled Rivers lead in the 32nd minute. A minute after Anaemena’s opener, Stephen Gopey brilliantly danced his way between two Kwara United’s defenders before squaring the ball to an unmarked Aguda in the six yards who then buried the ball into the net to double the Stanley Eguma boys lead. Chika Godwin came off the bench to put the game beyond the visitors in stoppage time.

Nasarawa 1-1 Kano Pillars

Adamu Hassan’s 83rd minute strike cancelled out Nyima Nwagua’s goal for Kano Pillars to share the spoil.

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Lobi Stars 2-0 Warri Wolves

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Ossi Martin got on the scoresheet in the first minute of play for the home side. Mathias Samuel then doubled Lobi’s lead in the 64th minute from a direct free kick.

Katsina United 2-0 Adamawa Utd

Rasheed Ahmed’s brace was enough to secure maximum points for the Changi boys.

Jigawa GS 0-1 Rangers

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Isreal Abia solitary goal ensured an away win for the visiting Rangers at the Ahmadu Bello stadium.

Akwa United 2-1 Abia Warriors

Ndifreke Effiong got Kennedy Boboye’s side up in the 6th minute. While Ibukun Harrison leveled up in the 27th minute. Effiong spot-kick in the 59th minute gave the home side the maximum points.

NPFL week three results:

Katsina Utd 2-0 Adamawa Utd
Nasarawa Utd 1-1 Kano Pillars
Plateau Utd 3-0 Heartland
Enyimba 1-0 Wikki
Rivers Utd 3-0 Kwara Utd
Jigawa GS 0-1 Rangers
MFM 1-0 Sunshine Stars
Lobi 3-0 Wolves
FC Ifeanyiubah 0-1 Dakkada
Akwa United 2-1 Abia Warriors

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