NPFL20: Plateau back on top; violence mars Abia derby

NPFL20: Plateau back on top; violence mars Abia derby

Plateau United went back to the top of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table on Sunday after a 2-0 win over Dakkada FC but the Abia derby between Abia Warriors and Enyimba was marred by violence.

Abdu Maikaba’s United took full advantage of Lobi Stars’ 0-4 humiliation by Wikki Tourists to return to the summit courtesy of goals by Tosin Omoyele and Salefu Ochowechi.

Akwa United recorded the only away win of the match day when goals by Ndifreke Effiong and Akarandut Orok handed them a 2-1 win over Rangers in Enugu.

Rivers United also emerged from Ilorin with a point against Kwara United. Michael Enaruna’s strike late in the first half canceling out Dede Muoghara’s penalty.

The game in Umuahia between reigning champions Enyimba and their local rivals Abia Warriors was ended abruptly after fight broke out in the stands shortly after Warriors’ Emeka Isaac missed a penalty in the 15th minute.

In Okigwe, Emeka Obioma registered a hattrick as Heartland dismantled Adamawa United 5-0.

FULL TIME RESULTS

Nasarawa Utd 1-0 Jigawa Golden Stars

Ikenna Ofor 65’

FC Ifeanyiubah 3-1 Sunshine StarsSamuel Kalu 29’, Abdullahi Aliyu 42’, Chigozie Chilekwu 77’ – Uche Ihuarulam 22’

Kano Pillars 1-0 MFM
Usman Babalolo 23’

Rangers 1-2 Akwa Utd
Kenechukwu Agu 55’ – Ndifreke Effiong 13’, Akarandut Orok 70’

Kwara Utd 1-1 Rivers Utd
Dede Moughara 17’ (PEN) – Michael Enaruna 41’

Wikki Tourists 4-0 Lobi Stars
Manu Garba 3’, 48’ Idris Guda 22’, 66’

Warri Wolves 2-0 Katsina United
Abu Azeez 39’, 45’

Plateau Utd 2-0 Dakkada FC
Tosin Omoyele 40’, Salefu Ochowechi 86’

Heartland 5-0 Adamawa Utd
Eric Dufegha 5’, Chukwuemeka Obioma 11’, 62’, 90’, Abiodun Thompson 30’

Abia Warriors vs Enyimba FC (inconclusive)

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