NNL Matchday 1 Roundup: Kogi Utd Wallop FC Yarmalight, 3SC Fail To Shine, As Mighty Jets, Dynamite Record Away Wins
By Niyi Busari
Sixteen matches were played in eight different match venues across the country as 2019 Nigeria National League kicked off on Wednesday.
Kogi United were ruthless against newcomer Yarmalight FC as the former spank the latter 5-0 in the mayday 1 of 2019 NNL season.
Mighty Jets of Plateau and Dynamite FC were only two teams with away wins as both pipped their hosts 0-1 to pick three maximum points against Giodano FC of Kano and Rovers FC respectively in the 2019 Nigeria National League opener.
In the nation’s capital, a tensed local derby match between NAF FC and EFCC FC ended 2-1 in favor of hosts, NAF FC. NAF FC fought hard to come from a goal down to outscore their rival to claim the maximum three points of the encounter.
Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan, in group B1, also came from a goal down to force Abia Comets to 1-1 draw at the Lekan Salami stadium, Ibadan. In the same vein, FC Zamfara and Jigawa Golden Stars share the spoils after 1-1 full time score.
Gateway FC versus Ekiti United was the only match that ended without a goal in the 2019 NNL opener as the group B3 match day 1 game came to an end in barren draw.
In group B2, Stationery Stores of Lagos whipped De Sapele Lions 3-0 as J. Atete pipped 36 Lions 1-0.
The Full Results At A Glance
Match DAY ONE
Nigeria National League,NNL 2019.
NAF FC 2 vs 1 EFCC
Kogi Utd 5 – 0 FC Yarmalight
FC Zamfara 1 vs 1 Jigawa G Stars
Green Beret 1 vs 0 Bimo SC
Rarara FC 1 vs 0 Road Safety
Giodano 0 vs 1 Mighty Jets
ABS FC vs Sokoto Utd (11/4/19)
Adamawa Utd 1 vs 0 Aklosendi Int’l
3SC FC 1-1 Abia Comets
Bayelsa 2-0 Osun Utd
FT: J’Atete 1-0 36Lion
Stationery Stores FC 3 vs 0 De Sapele Lions FC
Akwa Starlets 2 vs 1 Jossy FC
Rovers FC 0 vs 1 Dynamite FC
Gateway 0 vs 0 Ekiti Utd
Warri Wolves 2 vs 1 Ibom Youths FC
Words of life 2 vs 0 Lamry FC