The Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) season continued with round nine actions across such stadia on Sunday as the league prepares for its 2023 general election break after the conclusion of this weekend’s fixture.
League leaders Bendel Insurance, defeated second place Enyimba FC 1-0 at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
Imade Osarenkhoe scored his sixth goal of the season at the halfway mark of the first half to give Monday Odigie’s men a much needed victory and extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points while Enyimba remained in second despite the loss.
Shooting Stars played a 2-2 thriller with Akwa United in Ibadan. Joshua Akpan gave the host the lead early on but two goals in seven minutes from the away side turned the fixture around as a goal by Ajani in the last minute of the first half rescued a point for the Gbenga Ogunbote’s men.
Lobi Stars scored two goals in two minutes to stretch their lead at the top of group B after beating Doma United 2-0 at home.
The victory puts the Benue state club four points clear of reigning champions Rivers United who have two games in hand while Doma United failed to enter the qualification places with the defeat.
Samson Olasupo’s 59th minutes strike was the difference in the encounter as Sunshine Stars under the Sun in Akure recorded a famous 1-0 victory over Wikki Tourist to.move into second place on the log while Godwin Obaje’s fifth minute goal was canceled out by Robert Mizo as Bayelsa United were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Enugu Rangers.
Niger Tornadoes wrap up league actions for Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Dakkada FC which moved them to sixth place in group B.
NPFL Weekend’s Fixtures;
El Kanemi vs Kwara United (Postpone)
Gombe United Vs Plateau United (Monday)
Nasarawa United vs Remo Stars (Monday)
Bendel Insurance 1-0 Enyimba FC
Shooting Stars 2-2 Akwa United
Bayelsa United 1-1 Enugu Rangers
Lobi Stars 2-0 Doma United
Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Dakkada FC
Sunshine Stars 1-0 Wikki Tourist
Abia Warriors Vs Rivers United (Postpone)
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