Nigeria Football League

NPFL 19: Nasarawa United lose 17th consecutive away match

The Match Day 2 of the Nigeria Professional Football League threw up new and interesting facts in matches played across the nation.

In Anambra, it was a gloomy time for Nasarawa United who have now lost their last 17 away matches in the league losing 1-0 to Ifeanyi Ubah FC

The host who are yet to concede or lose at home against the visiting side in their last three matches snatched victory at the death when captain Chijioke Alaekwe latched on a loose ball.

In Lagos, it was a similar story for MFM FC who defeated Kwara United 2-0 at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium.

The Lagos based club had lost 2-0 to Enyimba in their first game on Sunday and were keen to return to winning ways.

In the 49th minute, the Olukoya Boys took the lead via an own goal scored by Segun Alebiosu.

Adeniji Kabir doubled the lead for MFM FC in the 75th minute with a beautiful header just two minutes after coming on a substitute.

At Umuahia Township Stadium, Go Round FC recorded their first away win in the NPFL as they came out victorious against Abia Warriors

Sadiq Ololade and Emmanuel Ugwu were on the score sheet for the Rivers based club while Emeka Isaac converted a 69th minute penalty for the home side.

At the Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna, Niger Tornadoes shared the spoils of war with Rivers United.

Tornadoes’ Eric Frimpong opened scoring in the 66th minute before Ossy Martins spoilt the show to score three minutes after.

Meanwhile, the match between El-Kanemi Warriors and Kano Pillars in Maiduguri have been rescheduled for today.

According to the fixtures as released by the League Management Company (LMC), the match was to be played yesterday but for the long road trip taken by the Warriors.

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