Three of the eight games which took centre stage on Match Day 3 of the NPFL ended in draws while Heartland FC secured the result of the match day with an impressive away win against Nasarawa United in Lafia.
Heartland youngster Samuel Nwoshiri scored as early as the fifteenth minute and his team hung on to the 1-0 victory to record successive league victories after their 3-0 triumph over Plateau United last midweek.
Akwa United who lost on opening day in Uyo travelled to Kano and secure a precious point against Kano Pillars in a 1-1 draw at the Sani Abacha Stadium. Ndifreke Effiong gave the visitors the lead in Kano before Chris Madaki equalised for Sai Masu Gida before half time.
Kwara United twice came from behind to record a 3-2 win over former champions Enyimba. Striker Segun Alebiosu scored twice in the win for the Harmony Warriors with Usman Mohammed’s 73rd minute goal proving decisive for the hosts’ first win of the campaign.
Troubled Plateau United were the biggest winners of the day – their first win of the campaign – when goals from Saheed Jubril and Bernard Ovoke (from the penalty spot) gave Abdu Maikaba’s side the maximum point in Ilorin where they have been banished to.
Kada City edged the battle of newly promoted sides against Gombe United 2-1 with Ibrahim Enesi scoring on his Gombe debut. In Shagamu, Remo Stars held Insurance to a 1-1 draw. Victor Mbaoma and veteran Charles Omokaro scored for both sides respectively.
Kwara United 3-2 Enyimba
(Segun Alebiosu 31′, 61′; Usman Mohammed 73′ – Ibrahim Mustapha 16′, Joseph Osadiaye 58′ pen)
Remo Stars 1-1 Insurance
(Victor Mbaoma 76′ – Charles Omokaro 54′)
Wikki Tourists 2-1 Niger Tornadoes
(Aminu Ahmad 46′, Abba Umar 83′ – Ismaila Sarki 90+4′)
Go Round 0-0 FC Ifeanyiubah
Kada City 2-1 Gombe Utd
(Umar Mohammed 19′, Sadiq Suleiman 22′ – Ibrahim Enesi 20′)
Kano Pillars 1-1 Akwa Utd
(Chris Madaki 41′ – Ndifreke Effiong 20′)
Nasarawa United 0-1 Heartland
(Samuel Nwoshiri 15′)
Plateau United 2-0 El-Kanemi
(Saheed Jibril, Bernard Ovoke (p))