NPFL MD 21 Wrap: Weekend To Remember As Four Teams Win On The Road
By Omolagba Oluwayemi
It’s definitely going to be a weekend to remember if not for years but months as four away victories were recorded in the match 21 of 2021 NPFL season, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
MFM FC, Akwa United, Rivers United and Nasarawa United all recorded away wins while Heartland, Kano Pillars, Kwara United, Plateau United and Lobi Stars recorded home wins.
In the Uyo derby at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium between Dakkada FC and Akwa United, a brilliant brace from Atshimene (11′, 48′) helped Akwa United retain their top spot on the NPFL 2021 log.
The Promise Keepers who have been on a run of 10 games unbeaten before the game showcased their title credentials against their City rivals whom they condemned to their 10 defeats of the season.
Six points from possible six, from two back to back away games, five goals for and zero goals against, who says God is not involved?
MFM FC will return to the Soccer Temple at the back of two away trips where they’d secured the maximum six points on the road without conceding a goal, scoring 5 in the process.
The Olukoya Boys enjoyed a free 3 points and 3 goals last weekend in Enugu as their host FC Ifeanyi Ubah failed to turn up for their home game and today the church boys followed up with a resounding 2-0 victory over Warri Wolves at the University Stadium in Delta.
Onyebuchi (24′) and Ogwu (40′) were the goals scorer for the Lagos based side.
Enugu Rangers got swept away at the Cathedral by the Rivers from Port-Harcourt.
Stanley Eguma’s side gave their all in defending the 8th minutes lead given to them by Godwin Aguda against fellow title contenders, Enugu Rangers.
The win moved Rivers United to within touching distance of the league summit.
Nasarawa United were one of the big winners this Sunday as they beat Wikki Tourist 2-1 in their backyard.
The Solid Miners again resumed the second stanza of the league like they started the first stanza where they recorded incredible away results.
Yusuf (33′) and Nwankwo (47′) goals for Nasarawa United cancelled out Garba’s (22′) opener for Wikki Tourist.
For over 3 months now, the Sun has failed to shine on the Stars from Akure as they have now gone a record 14 games (in recent years) without a win in NPFL.
The Akure Gunners who played Jigawa Golden Stars in front of their faithful home fans today failed to find the back of the net and refused to let one into their own net as well.
The last win was a 3-1 victory against Enugu Rangers on 31st of January, 2021.
A good return to the NPFL it was for Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa who bagged an assist as Kano Pillars pipped Adamawa United by a lone goal.
The Super Eagles captain who was also handed the captain band by Rabiu Ali before the start of the match on the evening led by example dictating the pace of the game.
Rabiu Ali who had his penalty saved in the first half eventually scored the winner for Pillars in the 86th minute.
NPFL MD 21 Results
Abia Warriors – Enyimba (Postponed)
Dakkada FC – Akwa United 0:2
Enugu Rangers – Rivers United 0:1
Heartland – Katsina Utd 2:0
Kano Pillars – Adamawa Utd 1:0
Kwara – Plateau United 2:0
Lobi Stars – Ifeanyi Ubah 2:0
Sunshine Stars – Jigawa Golden Stars 0:0
Warri Wolves – MFM FC 0:2
Wikki Tourist – Nasarawa 1:2