Enyimba end Rivers United unbeaten streak as Pillars humiliate Nasarawa

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By Olusola ‘Jide @jide_olusola

It was a goal galore during the Match Day 6 of the abridged Nigeria Professional Football League played across the nation.

Former Champion Enyimba on Sunday ended Rivers united unbeaten run this season with a 2-0 victory at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.

Bashir Abdulrahman in the 37th minute opened scoring following a beautiful, flawless interplay involving Ibrahim Mustapha.

The home side continued to dominate possession which resulted into another goal scored by Wasiu Alalade in the 87th minute.

In Kano, the home team made mince of their visitors, Nasarawa United as the 2014 champions scored all three goals in the first half.

Adamu Hassan opened the floodgate of goals in the 20th minute and six minutes later, Chinedu Sunday piled more misery on the guests.

In the 34th minute, Hassan scored another goal to end any form of possible comeback.

The Baby Oriental Derby between Ifeanyi Uba FC and Abia Warriors ended in a 2-1 defeat for the home team in Nnewi.

Emmanuel Ugwuka scored the only goal for the home team as early as the 3rd minute but were unable to maintain the momentum.

The visitors took charge of the game were duly rewarded with goals from Samson Obi who scored the club’s first open play goal, first away goal of the season while Shedrack Asiegbu made it two.

At the Mohammed Dikko stadium, Katsina United defeated Niger Tornadoes by 3-1.

The home side romped to victory following goals from Martins Usule, Tasiu Lawal who scored a brace while Eric Frimpong scored a consolation goal via penalty for the visiting side.

In Okigwe, Heartland FC were in no mood to lose as they fought to the end to defeat Kada City of Kaduna by 3-2.

Heartland’s Samuel Nnoshiri opened scoring from a rebound but were stunned when Kada City’s Sadiq Suleiman and Anayo Iwuala made it 2-1.

Events took a dramatic turn when Papa Idris scored an own goal while Chinonso Okonkwo completed the comeback to earn a deserved victory.

Results from other match venues saw MFM defeat Wikki Tourists by a lone goal as Sunshine Stars dimmed the stars of Remo with a 2-1 victory.

El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri fought Yobe Stars to record another 2-1 victory.

Go Round who have not kept a clean sheet in their last two away matches prior to this game this season made it three following a 3-0 loss to Akwa United.

Gombe United were unable to break down a resolute Plateau United and were forced to share the spoils of war as the game ended in a stalemate.

After six games, MFM top Group A with 9 points followed by Sunshine Stars who are on 8 points.

In Group B,  Heartland and El-Kanemi Warriors top the group on 12 points but the former lead on goal difference.


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