Wolves devour Nasarawa as Jigawa GS hold Rivers Utd


Nasarawa United have suffered its third home defeat to Warri Wolves during the Match Day 16 of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

The game which ended 2-1 in favour of Warri Wolves saw the Delta State club securing its first away victory in the league this season.

The clash at the Lafia Township Stadium had the Wolves laying siege on their host.

In the 26th minute, Nasarawa goal keeper, Danlami Umar failed to hold on to Mayor Dikoo’s shot and from the follow-up Godwin Atsimene applies the finish.

After the goal, Wolves continued to search for the second goal but were unfortunate to get one as the first half ended.

At the restart of the second half, Nasarawa got a reprieve when in the 73rd minute, Abubakar Lawal scored from the spot by sending Wolves goal keeper, Godwin Ameh the wrong way to level the score.

With the game looking to end 1-1, Atsimene had other ideas as he scored his second goal of the game at the death to make it 2-1.
The second match of the day played at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, Jigawa Golden Stars who were the home team held visiting Rivers United to a 1-1 draw.

Rivers took the lead on 11 minutes with an outrageous goal from Cletus Emotan leaving the goalkeeper without a chance to stop the goal.
As the game wore on, the Port Harcourt side had clear cut chances to extend their lead but failed to use them.

In the 83rd minute, Mujaheed Ibrahim punished their visitors when he scored as both teams left Kano with a point each.

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With the conclusion of both matches, Rivers Utd are 3rd on the table with 28 points while Jigawa GS moved up to 18th with 14 points.
In the same vein, Wolves are 14th with 20 points while Nasarawa Utd are 19th with 13 points.


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