NPFL MD 5 Wrap: Nasarawa United Unbeaten Run Continues As The Oriental Derby Ends In Draw
By Omolagba Oluwayemi
The Nigerian Classico as popularly known to some, lived up to expectations as two times CAF Champions League winner, Enyimba defeated Kano Pillars 2-1, BSNsports.com.ng reports.
Academy product, Anayo Iwuala opened the scoring in the 21st minutes before Gabriel Orok doubled the lead seven minutes before the break.
Fahad Usman pulled one back for back for Pillars in the 86th minutes.
At the soccer temple in Lagos, it ended 1-1 between MFM FC and Enugu Rangers.
Ugwoke Ugochukwu shoots Rangers ahead in the 24th minutes but Balogun Muyiwa levelled things for the Olukoya Boys five minutes later.
Sunshine Stars pipped Warri Wolves by a lone goal at the Akure Township Stadium to record just their second win of the season. Sadeeq Yusuf scored the only goal in the 90th minute.
Plateau United wip Adamawa United 3-0 in Jos.
Gyan opened the scoring from the spot on the 45th minutes. Innocent Kinsley then made it two in the 89th minute before adding his second a minute later.
It was a show of Christian in the oriental derby as FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Abia Warriors played a 1-1 draw.
Samuel Christian puts Imama Amapakabo side ahead as early as the 9th minutes before being sent off in the 90th minutes why Christian Molokwu scored the leveller for the Anambra Warriors in the 76th minute.
Nasarawa United extends their unbeaten run to five with a 1-0 win over Kastina United.
Silas Nwankwo was the only scorer in the 50th minute.
Dakkada FC suffered their first loss of the season to Lobi of Markurdi.
Samuel Mathias scored first for Lobi in the 15th minutes but Christian Ekong made it 1-1 in the 71th minutes and when the Akwa Ibom team thought they gotten a point, a stoppage time penalty from former MFM FC of Lagos player Austin Ogunye denied them the point.
Rivers United inflicted the fourth defeat of the season on Fidelis Ilechukwu’s Heartland.
Godwin Aguda puts the pride of Rivers ahead from the spot in the 18th minute. Enyinnaya Kazie then made it two in the 64th minutes before Shedrack Oghali put Heartland back into the game with his beautiful volley in the 78th minute but Malachi Ohawuna ended their hope of a comeback with his 86th minute strike.
It ended goaless between Jigawa Golden Stars and Kwara United.
Rivers United leads the log with 12 points closely followed by Unbeaten Nasarawa United with 11 points.
Lobi Stars and Enugu Rangers completes the top four with 10 points each while Ifeanyi Ubah, Heartland, Adamawa United and Abia Warriors occupies the bottom four.
*Enyimba 2️⃣➖1️⃣ Kano Pillars*
21’⚽ Iwuala Anayo
38’⚽ Gabriel Orok
86’⚽ Fahad Usman
*Plateau United 3️⃣➖0️⃣ Adamawa United*
45’⚽ Amos Gyang (PLA) (p)
86’⚽ Innocent Kingsley
90’⚽ Innocent Kingsley
*Nasarawa United 1️⃣➖0️⃣ Katsina Utd*
50’⚽ Silas Nwankwo (NAS)
*Rivers United 3️⃣➖1️⃣ Heartland FC*
18’⚽ Godwin Aguda (p) (RIV)
64’⚽ Enyinnaya Kazie (RIV)
78’⚽ Shedrack Oghali (HEA)
86’⚽ Malachi Ohawuma (RIV)
*Jigawa Golden Stars 0️⃣➖0️⃣ Kwara United*
*MFM FC 1️⃣➖1️⃣ Rangers*
24’⚽ Ugwoke Ugochukwu (RAN)
29’⚽ Balogun Muyiwa (MFM)
*Lobi Stars 2️⃣➖1️⃣ Dakkada*
15’⚽ Samuel Mathias (LOB)
71’⚽ Christian Ekong (DAK)
90+²⚽ Austin Ogunye (LOB) (p)
*Sunshine Stars 1️⃣➖0️⃣ Warri Wolves*
90’⚽ Sadeeq Yusuf
*FC Ifeanyi Ubah 1️⃣➖1️⃣ Abia Warriors 🔴*
9’⚽ Samuel Christian (ABI)
76’⚽ Christian Molokwu (FCI)
90+²🔴 Christian Samuel (ABI)