NPFL19 Match Day 4: MFM stun Enugu Rangers to go top of Group A

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The Match Day 4 of the abridged Nigeria Professional Football League on Wednesday threw up exciting and stunning results across the country.

Enyimba and Lobi Stars battled each other in arguably the biggest game of the day played in Aba shared the spoils of war as the game ended 0-0.

Theophilus Afelokhai of Enyimba made his first appearance of the season as the former champions made six changes to the side that lost 2-3 at Kwara United on Sunday. Ghanaian Farouk Mohammed and left back Benjamin Francis also made their debut as well.

At the Okigwe Township Stadium, Heartland FC defeated Go Round by a single goal during the stoppage time. Okon Otop headed home Samuel Nnoshiri’s freekick to break the deadlock at the 94th minute.

Similarly, MFM stayed true to their words to defeat Enugu Rangers.

Kabiru Adeniji’s lone goal in the 24th minute handed the Olukoya Boys all three points against the 2018 AITEO cup winners

The CAF Confederation Cup campaigners lost the game as a result of their poor marksmanship in front of goal despite having numerical advantage over their opponents.

It was the same story for Ifeanyi Ubah FC as they dimmed Yobe Stars by a lone goal scored by Chinonso Udeh at the FC IfeanyiUbah International Stadium, Nnewi. It will be noted here that the home side goal keeper Chinedu Anozie is yet to concede a goal this season after 270 minutes.

In Minna, Niger Tornadoes were unable to break down a wounded Remo Stars who have been banished to Osogbo for fans misconduct.

The Sagamu based club who have lost both of their previous meetings with Niger Tornadoes in the top division ensured they left Minna with a clean sheet and a point.

In Katsina, Sheriff Bashir secured all three points for Katsina United in the dying minutes of the game after coming on as a substitute. He as well saved the blushes of the home side who had thrown away penalty in the 63rd minute.

In Gombe, former Kano Pillars were ripped apart by the home team in a game that ended 2-0.

Usman Musa swept home Joseph Onoja’s pass to give Gombe the lead and substitute Babangida Ibrahim sealed all three points by heading home from close range off a fine cross by Ganda Samuel in the 71st minute.

Results from other matches saw Sunshine Stars playing out 1-1 with Rivers United while the game between Bendel Insurance and Kwara Utd ended 0-0.

Akwa United held Plateau Utd to a 2-2 draw as Abia Warriors showed supremacy over Kada City with a 1-0 victory.

With these results, MFM FC top Group A with 6 points closely followed by Kwara United who are on 5 points.

Similarly, Heartland FC top Group B with 9 points while Ifeanyi Ubah are second with 8 points.


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