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NPFL21: Heartland stun Enyimba to secure first league win

Enyimba has suffered its first loss of the ongoing 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League following a 2-0 defeat to a troubled Heartland in the Match Day 4 fixtures.

Heartland who in their own right have not won a single match prior this clash have further maintained an unbeaten record against Enyimba.

The Oriental Derby at the Dan Anyiam Stadium saw Shedrack Oghali scoring his second goal of the season in the 33rd minute to open the scoring for his side while Adachi Emmanuel makes it 2-0 for the Naze Millionaires in the 53rd minute to secure maximum points.

Following this victory, Heartland became the first team this season to breach Enyimba defence while retaining the unwanted record of not defeating their opponent in the NPFL since 2013.

In the other matches, Adamawa United played out a 0-0 draw against visiting Nasarawa United while Kano Pillars shattered a recovery process of Plateau United by a lone goal.

In Bauchi, Wikki Tourist defeated Rivers United to also become the first team this season to score against the Port Harcourt based side.
In Ilorin, Kwara United shared the points with Awka United as the game ended 1-1 while Abia Warriors’ woes continue as they lost 1-3 at home to Jigawa Golden Stars.

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At the hallowed grounds of Enugu Rangers, The Cathedral, it was another loss for the visiting IfeanyiUbah FC as they lost 1-2 to their host while Dakkada FC played out a 1-1 game with MFM at the Nest of Champions.

In Akure, Sunshine Stars who lost their long-serving cameraman, Tubosun Alade to the cold hands of death were held to a 2-2 draw by Lobi Stats whole Warri Wolves devoured visiting Katsina United with a 3-0 scoreline.

Following the conclusion of Match Day 4 fixtures, Rivers United despite the loss, top the table with 9 points closely followed by Rangers who are also on 9 points.

Abia Warriors remain the only team in the league yet to win or even draw a game and are bottom of the table with no point while Adamawa United who are also yet to win a game but have drawn two games have two points are 19th on the table.


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