Newly promoted Dakkada FC (formerly Akwa Starlets) on Sunday beat defending champions Enyimba 2-1 to climb to second spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table on a day Plateau United soared higher with a 5-1 demolition of FC Ifeanyiubah.
Substitute Utibe Arit scored twice for Dakkada, either side of Victor Mbaoma’s well taken goal for the People’s Elephant. The defeat – Enyimba’s second in the league this term – meant they slip further behind league leaders Plateau United.
United strengthened their lead at the top of the table with a 5-1 annihilation of FC Ifeanyiubah at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday.
There were five different scorers for Abdu Maikaba’s side; Abba Umar, Nenrot Silas (his 3rd of the season), Ibrahim Mustapha, Bernard Ovoke and Tosin Omoyele netted while Ekene Awazie scored FC Ifeanyiubah’s consolation.
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League’s top scorer Israel Abia scored again as Sunshine Stars recorded an impressive 3-0 away win in Gombe against Adamawa United while Christian Pyagbara netted the only goal from the penalty spot as Heartland beat Kwara United 0-1 in Ilorin.
Lobi Stars edged out Abia Warriors in Makurdi courtesy of Sikiru Alimi’s goal while Rivers United recorded a 2-0 win over Katsina United in Port Harcourt.
MATCHDAY 8 RESULTS
Kwara Utd 0-1 Heartland
Plateau Utd 5-1 FC Ifeanyiubah
Jigawa GS 2-1 Wolves
Lobi 1-0 Abia Warriors
Dakkada 2-1 Enyimba
Rivers Utd 2-0 Katsina Utd
Adamawa Utd 0-3 Sunshine Stars
MFM 3-0 Akwa Utd
Wikki 1-1 Rangers