Kano Pillars who should be enjoying their return to Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano were landed a suspension and are banished to Abuja for their remaining games of the season. They have been fined 9million for misconduct and have faced three points deduction. This was triggered by LMC after Katsina United buses and players were attacked by Fans of Sai Masu Gida resulting from the 1-1 outcome at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Plateau United 2-0 MFM.
Plateau seized this opportunity to close a point towards Rivers United on the log. They won at Jos by 2-0 defeating MFM. Ibrahim Buhari and Haggai Katoh’s first-half strikes were enough to set The Tin City Side keeps the title hope alive. They remain second on the log, dumping MFM to the relegation zone they have been in.
Abia Warriors 1-1 Niger Tornadoes.
Augustine Njoku’s own goal neutralizes Warriors’ early lead. Gabriel Wassa was red-carded in the 85th minute for Tornadoes. The Iko Allah’s Boys held 1-1 until full-time. A point that has migrated them to 14th place and above Warriors who sit in 16th place.
Dakadda 2-1 Heartland.
Dakota gained three points to move further from the relegation zone to the 15th spot, dumping Heartland to the bottom.
Emmanuel Israel gave Dakadda the early lead, and Aniekan Epke converted from the spot-kick to make it 2-0 for Dakota. Monday scored to return the game to a lively one, but could not add more until full time.
Enugu Rangers 0-0 Sunshine Stars.
Sunshine Stars of Akure fight endlessly to avert all attacking threats from Rangers. Sunshine held Rangers in Akwa to a barren draw. Despite Ranger’s inability to turn the game around, they still retain the CAF Confederation spot on the log. Sunshine picked a point away from home to sit in the 6th position.
Gombe 1-1 Akwa United.
Akwa United salvaged a point at Salami Pantami Stadium, Gombe clenching Gombe to a 1-1 draw. Adam Yakubu scored for Akwa just 16 minutes into the encounter, and Yusuff Abdulazeez responded for Gombe scoring from the spot-kick in the 37 minutes. Coach Ayeni has now drawn 3 games since joining the defending champions. Both teams sit in 7th and 8th place, with a point separating both teams.
Kano Pillars 0-0 Katsina.
Relegation battling Katsina United held Kano Pillars to another barren draw at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano. Pillars returned to their turf after LMC granted their request to play their remaining games on home soil. Despite a point picked, Katsina United remains in the 19th place. Kano Pillars faced three points deduction after misconduct was leveled against them. They are just 4 points above the relegation area currently.
Nasarawa 1-1 Remo Stars.
Both teams settled for a point each after full-time at Lafia. Andy Okpe struck for the visitors, which is his 9th goal of the season. Five minutes later, King Osanga leveled the game at 1-1. Remo Stars who began the season spirited are still with a push for a top3 place as they sit just a point behind Enugu Rangers, Nasarawa with 29 points settling for 12th place.
Shooting Stars 3-0 Lobi Stars.
Shooting produced the biggest win of the week from Emmanuel Lucky’s brace and Ayo Adejubu’s goals on their soil. Shooting pushed them to 11 places on the table, while Lobi remained in the relegation zone.
Wikki Tourist 1-1 Kwara United.
Abdulsalam’s late goal for Kwara redeemed a point for the visitors in Bauchi. Kwara United is closing to the CAF confederation with a close push behind Rangers and Remo. The Bauchi-based club sits at the middle of the log with 30 points acquired.
Rivers United 2-0 Enyimba.
The biggest match of the round featured last on Monday afternoon at Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt. Ishaq Kayode scored his 12th goal of the season converting from the don’t kick, in the 32 minutes, Madu Chiamaka made it 2-0 for The Pride of Rivers. They have now gone 4 points above close rival Plateau United on the log as the league leader. Finidi George and his men drop to 9th place.
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