- Rivers United pulled out an incredible performance against Kano Pillars at the Ahmadu Bello Way Stadium, Kaduna.
- Plateau United returns to Jos with an away win and a deserving clean sheet against Lobi Stars.
- Relegation Derby between MFM and Tornadoes ends in a 1-1 draw at FIFA Goal Project, Abuja.
Akwa United 2-0 Wikki Tourist.
Adam Yakubu’s introduction in the 46th minute was a positive one, with the Akwa United talisman netting 3 minutes into the tie. Leo Ezekiel made it 2-0 the next minute for “The Promise Keepers”.
Akwa has now level on points with Remo Stars who sit on the 3rd spot on 26 points. Lobi Star drops to the mid-spot with the 23rd spot.
Enyimba 2-1 Remo Star
Enyimba picks the first win after riding on 4 winless streaks. Victor Mbaoma and Ekene Awazie’s goals for” The people’s Elephant” set them ahead of their visitors, Remo Star. Remo got a late penalty converted by Nduku Junior but could not revive them into the game.
Enyimba despite winning retains 7th place and Remo as well maintained their previous spot.
Gombe United 1-0 Abia Warriors.
Gombe United got the victory at all cost in a tight game on their soil. Former Akwa United Player Williams Ukeme earned Gombe the three points with his solo goal.
Gombe sits in 11th position with 23 points and the Warriors are threatened with relegation.
Kano Pillars 0-1 Rivers United.
“The Pride of Rivers” resplendent form into the season continues as they stunned Kano Pillars today at Kaduna by a 0-1 score.
They maintain the leading spot on the log with 35 points, while Pillars are a point above the relegation area.
Katsina United 2-1 Dakadda.
Another relegation tie was between Katsina United and Dakadda FC in Katsina, Katsina ransacked Vulnerable Dakadda to a 4-1 in the tie. Both teams remain in the relegation zone,, but Katsina with another convincing win could move out of the zone.
Lobi Star 0-2 Plateau United.
Surely, the star match of the week was witnessed at Aper Aku Stadium, Markudi in Benue State.
Spirited Plateau United won away from home by 0-2 to pill up pressure on Rivers. Lobi with a defeat at home ground drops to 13 spots.
Nasarawa United 1-1 Kwara United.
Tochukwu Ameachi’s goal at the 61st minute saved Nasarawa United from humiliation at Lafia Township Stadium. The Points were shared by both teams.
Kwara United is 6th on the log with Nasarawa moved up to the 11th spot.
Niger Tornadoes 1-1 MFM.
Bottom occupant MFM held Tornadoes to a 1-1 draw at Abuja today. Richie Eguaveon struck for MFM first and Tornadoes fought for survival until they equalized and ended the game at 1-1.
“Iko Allah Boy” moves points above the relegation and MFM stays at the bottom.
Sunshine Star 3-1 Heartland FC.
Leonard Ugochukwu braces for Sunshine tonight, scoring his sixth goal of the season.
Sunshine Stars are just three-point below the CAF qualification spot with 23 points acquired. Meanwhile, Heartland remains on the 19th spot.
Shooting 1-1 Enugu Rangers.
The last game in round 16 was between Shooting and Rangers. The game was played at a different time as others. Shooting fought back to a one-goal deficit with Chinedu Emmanuel’s goal.
Enugu dropped to 5th place, while Shooting shifted to 12th position.
NPFL ROUND17 will be played on Sunday 6, March 2022.
MFM FC Vs Kwara United
Heartland FC Vs Niger Tornadoes
Remo Stars Vs Sunshine Stars
Dakkada FC Vs Enyimba FC
Plateau United Vs Katsina United
Wikki Tourists Vs Lobi Stars
Abia Warriors Vs Akwa United
Rangers Int’l Vs Gombe United
Rivers United Vs Shooting Stars
Kano Pillars Vs Nasarawa United.