NPFL Review: Remo Stars extend unbeaten run

NPFL Review: Remo Stars extend unbeaten run

In one of the matchday 6 games in the Nigeria Professional Football League this weekend, league leaders Remo Stars travelled to Bauchi to face Wikki Tourists and they came away with a 2-1 win. 

Experienced midfielder Dayo Ojo gave the Sky Blue Stars the lead in the opening quarter of the game before Abdullahi Oyedele doubled the lead three minutes after the hour. However, a goal from Salisu Adamu for the home side set up a nervy finish to the game, though the Elephants missed a penalty late on, the Ikenne side held on for their second win on the road this season.

Elsewhere in Nnewi, first-half goals from Tope Olusesi and a penalty from Ossy Martins gave Enugu Rangers the win over MFM. Meanwhile, it ended goalless between Gombe United and Enyimba in Gombe.

Unbeaten Rivers United defeated Kwara United 3-0 to keep up with league leaders Remo Stars at the top. Nyima Nwagua’s first-half goal, a second-half penalty from Rafiu Ishaq, and an excellent finish from Ebube Duru ensured the Pride of Rivers will return to winning ways against the visitors who were toothless on the day.

In the southwest derby, Shooting Stars and Sunshine Stars played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Lekan Salami Stadium on Sunday. Gafar Olafimihan’s opener from the penalty spot was cancelled out by Anthony Anioke’s thumping header in the first half. While substitute Nwogbaga Ebonam handed the visitors the lead for the first time in the game with a worldie of a strike before another 3SC’s substitute Wasiu Alalade fired home from close range to deny the Owena Whales their first-ever topflight win in Ibadan.

Abia Warriors edged Heartland 1-0 in Okigwe to keep their excellent record in the Oriental derby going while Uche Ihuarulam and Aliyu Abdullahi scored in Nasarawa United’s 2-1 win over Lobi Stars in the North Central Derby. Onyebuchi Onyeka got Lobi’s goal in the keenly contested game.

Five-star Plateau United dismantled Dakkada FC in Jos on Sunday. Reuben Bala opened the scoring for the Peace Boys before Sunday Anthony added a second before the halftime break. Further goals from Akila Jesse and Anthony’s second before a stoppage-time goal by Albert Henry gave Fidelis Ilechukwu’s side the biggest win of the campaign so far.

Daniel Mark’s early second-half goal helped Kano Pillars defeat Niger Tornadoes in Kaduna on Sunday. On Saturday, goals from Charles Okafor and Friday Ubong gave defending champions Akwa United a comfortable 2-0 win over Katsina United in Uyo.

Saturday’s Result:

Akwa United 2-0 Katsina United

Sunday’s Results:

Kano Pillars 1-0 Niger Tornadoes
Rangers 2-0 MFM
Rivers United 3-0 Kwara United
Nasarawa United 2-1 Lobi Stars
Abia Warriors 1-0 Heartland
Gombe United 0-0 Enyimba
Plateau United 5-0 Dakkada
Shooting Stars 2-2 Sunshine Stars
Wikki Tourists 1-2 Remo Stars

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