By Uche Dozie
Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders, Plateau United got a crucial win in Bauchi to keep the top position after match day twenty three matches.
Sunday Anthony’s lone strike in the 33rd minute was the only goal that was scored in the match as Plateau United grabbed the three points.
Lobi Stars of Makurdi on the other hand, failed to keep the pressure on Plateau United as they drew two all at home against Kano Pillars.
Carlos Galeya’s goal through Ebube Duru assist put Lobi in front.
Lobi made it two through a penalty by Samad Kadiri before Auwalu Ali rose up highest to reduce the deficit for the Pillars at half time.
Auwalu scored his second in the 68th minute to complete the come back for the Sai Mi Gida at the Aper Aku Stadium.
Rivers United on the other hand, did their title chase a lot of good with a one nil win over Anambra based club, Ifeanyi Ubah.
A 83rd minute goal by Ogbonna Onuoha gave Rivers United the win and keep them second with 42 points; a point adrift of Plateau United.
MFM and Rangers Int’l played out a goalless draw at the Agege Township Stadium.
Rangers lost an opportunity to take the lead in the 50th minute after Isreal Abia lost a penalty.
Dakkada FC of Uyo got a slim win over Heartland at the Nest of Champions.
Osimaga Duke of Dakkada got to the end of a superb team move to slot past goalkeeper Ezenwa in the 89th minute.
Nasarawa United were the highest winners in the match day twenty three as they thumped Katsina United by three goals to nil.
Chinedu Ohanachom’s hat trick gave the Lafia side the win. He scored in the 53rd, 61st and 88th minutes.
Jigawa Golden Stars defeated Kwara United two goals to one at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Peter Dogara scored the equaliser for the home side in the 78th minute after Chinedu Onyelonu of Kwara United had put the away side in the lead at the dead of half time. Emeka Obiora made the come back memorable as he scored in the 90th minute to give the Stars the win.
Sunshine Stars shone at Akure over the weekend with a one nil win over Abia Warriors.
Fuad Ekelojuoti’s 50th minute goal was all that sealed the tie.
The game between Adamawa United and Warri Wolves couldn’t continue due to crowd trouble.
The other 45 minutes of Adamawa United vs Warri Wolves game will take place in Bauchi.
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