NPFL: Adamawa shock Rivers United, Pillars/Akwa disrupted

NPFL: Adamawa shock Rivers United, Pillars/Akwa disrupted

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) basement side Adamawa United pulled off the shock of the weekend with a 2-0 win over supposed title challengers Rivers United while the top of the table clash between Kano Pillars and Akwa United was disrupted late in the game.

There were twenty-seven (27) goals on Match Day 27 on Sunday with Adamawa, almost doomed to go down, beating Stanley Eguma’s men 2-0 in Gombe courtesy of goals by Hassan Surajo and Fabian Nworie (own-goal) in either half to keep their faint hopes of survival alive.

Of the ten matches on Sunday, the only game that failed to produce a goal was the Top Two battle between Pillars and Akwa United at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna which was disrupted by fans encroachment after Nyima Nwagua’s 85th minute header for Pillars was chalked off for offside. The remaining minutes will be played on Monday morning, it has been confirmed.

The only away win on Match Day 27 came at the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro where Dakkada FC ended a run of three straight losses to edge hosts Warri Wolves 0-1. Kareem Abdoulaye headed home the only goal in the 61st minute.

Another team that ended an unwanted run was Abia Warriors, 2-0 winners over Lobi Stars in Okigwe, a win that ended their run of five successive draws. Two first half goals by Chukwuemeka Obioma and Paul Samson gave Imama Amapakabo’s side the full marks.

Katsina United scored three goals in the first half to thrash Enyimba 3-1 at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina; Super Eagles winger Anayo Iwuala scored what turned out to be a consolation for the People’s Elephant.

In Bauchi, Nazifi Yahaya netted a hattrick as Wikki Tourists beat FC Ifeanyiubah 4-3 in a relegation six-pointer. Wikki raced to a 4-0 lead but their visitors, inspired by a brace from Ekene Awazie fought back to score three goals in the final sixteen minutes although they fell short in the end.

There were also comfortable wins for Rangers International (4-1 over Sunshine Stars) and Nasarawa United (2-0 over Plateau United with Silas Nwankwo scoring to move to the top of the scorers chart) while Heartland and Kwara United just barely edged out Jigawa Golden Stars and MFM FC respectively.

Next round of matches come up next weekend.

#NPFL21 MD 27 Results:

Warri Wolves 0-1 Dakkada
Adamawa U 2-0 Rivers U
Rangers 4-1 Sunshine Stars
Nasarawa 2-0 Plateau
Kwara Utd 1-0 MFM
Abia W. 2-0 Lobi Stars
Katsina Utd 3-1 Enyimba
Heartland 2-1 Jigawa GS
Wikki Tourists 4-3 Ifeanyiubah
Kano Pillars 0-0 Akwa Utd (Interrupted)

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