Kwara United produced a stunning performance on Sunday, beating Plateau United 2-0 in Jos as the 2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season got underway with a bang.
The Afonja Warriors claimed a brilliant win with raised more than a few eyebrows with Jide Fatokun and Michael Ohanu netting for the away side on 62 and 67 minutes.
In Nnewi, FC Ifeanyiubah defeated Lobi Stars 1-0. Nonso Nzediegwu scored the winner, two minutes after the break.
Rueben Nicodemus scored twice as Nasarawa United overpowered Wikki Tourists 2-1 at the Lafia City Stadium.
Promise Damala had scored the opening goal of the contest after five minutes but the strike turned out to be nothing than mere consolation for the visitors.
Stone Onukwube was the match winner for Jigawa Golden Stars as his effort with 12 minutes remaining proved to be the winner for the home side in their lone goal victory over Sunshine Stars.
Adamawa United and Kano Pillars played out a 1-1 draw at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe.
Veteran, Rabiu Ali opened the scoring for the visitors in the 13th minutes but parity was restored by the home side on 75 minutes with Isa Garba getting a goal scoring contribution as both sides settled for a share of the spoils.
Ebenezer Odeyemi and Muyiwa Balogun scored first half goals as MFM FC defeated Warri Wolves 2-1 at the Soccer Temple, the Agege Stadium in Lagos.
John Paul Chinedu scored for the Seasiders in the 27th minute.
Plateau Utd 0-2 Kwara Utd
Jide Fatokun 62’, Michael Ohanu 67’
FCIU 1-0 Lobi
Nonso Nzediegwu 47’
Nasarawa Utd 2-1 Wikki
Reuben Nicodemus 7’, 52’ – Promise Damala 5’
Jigawa GS 1-0 Sunshine Stars
Stone Onukwube 78’
Adamawa Utd 1-1 Kano Pillars
Isa Garba 75’ – Rabiu Ali 13’
MFM 2-1 Wolves
Ebenezer Odeyemi 8’, Muyiwa Balogun 23’ – John Paul Chinedu 27’