By Uche Dozie
The match day twenty-one of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) ended with Plateau United retaining their top spot after a goalless draw against Lobi Stars and Rivers United moving to third after beating Kano Pillars 2-1.
The table topper’s clash between Lobi Stars and Plateau United ended in a barren draw leaving the Jos side top with three points ahead of second place team Rivers United.
Rivers United capitalise on the result between Lobi Stars and Plateau United to go second after beating Kano Pillars two goals to one.
Konan Ruffin N’Guoan gave Rivers the lead in the 22nd minutes through a penalty after Esor who had rounded the goalkeeper was fouled in the six yard box.
Cletus Emotan scored the winner in the 88th minutes before Rabiu Ali’s free kick reduced the deficit in the 91st minutes to end the game at 2-1.
Enyimba eat the humble pie as Nasarawa United defeated them by two goals to nil at the lafia Stadium.
Chinedu Ohanachom’s 33rd minutes goal and Dauda Maigishiri’s 87th minutes goal sealed the victory for the Solid Miners.
MFM and Heartland encounter ended goalless at the Agege Stadium.
In a return to his former side, Fidelis Ilechukwu’s Heartland FC of Owerri withstood all pressures from the home side to get a point in Lagos.
Akwa United came from behind to seal a one all draw at home against Warri Wolves.
Wisdom Jumbo gave the away side the lead from the penalty spot in the 76th minutes.
Ndifreke Effiiong scored his tenth goal of the season to get l the equaliser for Akwa United.
Sunshine Stars of Akure and Rangers International of Enugu played out a goalless draw at the Akure Stadium.
Jigawa Golden Stars got the three points against Wikki Tourist of Bauchi at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
The away side had scored as early as the second minute when Promise Damala scored from close range after goalkeeper Sulaiman misjudged a poor shot from Manu Garba.
However, Ibrahim Saleh scored with a low strike from close range to restore parity for Jigawa Golden Stars.
Bilal Yakubu’s cross was well headed by Abdullahi Lala in the 67th minutes to win the game for the Stars of Jigawa.
Joseph Atule’s six minutes goal was all Katsina United needed towon beat Abia Warriors at Katsina.
Adamawa United won against Ifeanyi Ubah two goals to one.
Jinrin Abubakar gave the lead in the 22nd minutes before Ikenna Cooper equalised for Ifeanyi Ubah in the 67th minutes. Idris Abubakar however made sure Adawama had the day with a quick response in the 69th minutes.
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