NPFL MD 7 Wrap: Rivers Utd Return To Top As Abia Warriors, Adamawa Utd Search For Win Continues

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Rivers United return to the summit of the league with a 1-0 win over Adamawa United, reports.

Fortune Omoniwari did the job for the Pride of Rivers in the 53rd minute, condemning Adamawa United to their fifth defeat of the season which leaves them at the rock bottom of the log.

Enyimba of Aba moved second with a hard-fought lonely goal victory over Kastina United. Although level on point with Rivers United but with lower goal difference, the Aba Boys made it back-to-back victories for the first time in the season having recorded a 2-1 win in against Adamawa United in Bauchi on Monday.

Tosin Omoyele (45+2) was the scorer for Enyimba.

Sunshine Stars also recorded a back-to-back victory for the first time in the league this season with a 3-1 win over Rangers Int’l having also recorded a 2-1 win over Dakkada FC in Uyo last Sunday.

Both Sunshine Stars and Rangers Int’l were reduced to 10-men after a spell of mad moment in the 78th minute saw Bright Akpojuvewho (Sunshine Stars) and Ifeanyi Nweke (Rangers Int’l) sent off.

Ifeanyi Ubah recorded just their second win of the season beating Wikki Tourist by a lone goal.

The Anambra Warriors got their goal as early as the 17th minute through Ugochukwu Ifejiofor and were able to hold on to it till the end despite attempts from Wikki to salvage at least a point from the game.

3 goals scored in the last eight minutes ensured the match between Jagawa Golden Stars and Heartland FC finished in a dramatic fashion.

Bright Onyedikachi put Heartland ahead with a ferocious shot in the 82nd minute but two minutes later Saidu Abdullahi levelled for the hosts, and when it looks like it will end in a draw, Samuel Stone Onukwube scores for the Jigawa right at the death to send the home fans into wild jubilation.

Aniekan Okon Ekpe’s brace returned Dakkada FC to winning ways having gone four games without a win.

Aniekan opened the scoring at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium five minutes before the break and later completed his brace from the penalty spot in the 52nd minutes, ensuring Warri Wolves return to Delta empty handed.

A goalless draw with Kwara United at Soccer Temple, Agege extends MFM FC winless run to four in the league.

The Olukoya Boys who last tasted victory in the South West derby against Sunshine Stars have now drawn four games in a row, becoming the team with the highest number of draws in the division.

Abia Warriors give Imama Amapakabo a lifeline with a goalless draw against Lobi Stars in Markurdi.

The super coach who was given three match ultimatum to turn things around for the club have now gone three games without a defeat and a win.

With three points from possible nine but without a defeat, Imama Amapakabo will now await the decision of the management board of Abia Warriors in days to come.

Week Seven Full Results

Plateau United 1:0 Nasarawa United

Akwa United 1:0 Kano Pillars

Sunshine Stars 3:1 Rangers Int’l

JGS 2:1 Heartland

Enyimba 1:0 Kastina United

MFM FC 0:0 Kwara United

Lobi Stars 0:0 Abia Warriors

Dakkada FC 2:0 Warri Wolves

Rivers United 1:0 Adamawa United

FCIU 1:0 Wikki Tourist.

Rangers Int’l, Enyimba, Nasarawa United and Sunshine Stars occupies the top four at the end of the round, while Warri Wolves, Heartland, Abia Warriors and Adamawa United are the bottom four.


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