By Uche Dozie 

Sports Writer, Nigeria.

Crown FC, Niger Tornadoes and Insurance of Benin got off to a winning start in their first match of the 2019/2020 Nigerian National League(NNL).

Niger Tornadoes defeated Sokoto United 1-0 in the Northern Conference of Group A2. A goal from Segun Alebiosu in the forty-second minutes secured maximum points for the Minna based outfit.

In Group 2 of the Southern Conference, Crown FC of Oshogbo walloped Bayelsa United three goals to one.

It was Bayelsa who drew the first blood as captain, Bernard Okorowanta scored in the tenth minutest o give the away side the lead .

However, Abbey scored two goals in quick succession in the thirty minutes and thirty-second minutes to restore parity and give the home team the lead. Taiwo Abdul Rafiu’s shot sealed the win for Crown FC in the eighty – ninth minutes.

Bendel Insurance piped J. Atete 1-0 in the Southern Conference Group B2 fixture at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin. The two goals came off the boots of Ammar Abdulkareem and Efe Enabulele.

Dateline Saturday 23 November, 2019
Northern Conference
NAF FC 1-1 Aklosendi Int’l(Area 3 Playground)
Road Safety FC 1–1 FC Zamfara (Area 3 Playround,Abuja)
Green Beret FC 1– 1 Kebbi Utd (Zaria Township Stadium)
Malumfashi FC 1– 0 DMD FC of Bornu (Malumfashi Township Stadium)

Sunday 24,November
OYAH Sports vs Kogi Utd(Area 3 Playground)
Kada City FC vs ABS FC (Ahmadu Bello Stadium)

Saturday 23 November
Niger Tornadoes 1 — 0 Sokoto Utd(Min na Township Stadium)
Rarara FC of Katsina 0 — 0 Mighty Jets of Jos (Kahutu Township Stadium)

Sunday 24
Kwara Utd vs Gombe Utd (Ilorin Township Stadium)

Southern Conference
Saturday 23
Osun Utd 1–0 Ekiti Utd(Oshogbo Township Stadium)
Gateway Utd 1– 0 Giant Brillars FC (Abeokuta Int’l Stadium)

Crown FC 3–1 Bayelsa Utd (Soun Stadium Ogbomosho)
Bendel Insurance FC 2–0 J’Atete (Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium,Benin)

Sunday 24
Nilayo FC vs Abia Comets (MKO Abiola Stadium,Kuto Abeokuta)
3SC vs Go-Round FC (Adamasingba Stadium,Ibadan)
Dynamite FC vs Apex kraine FC (Edo State University Complex)

Stationery Stores FC vs Rovers of Calabar (Agege Township Stadium)
Remo Stars FC vs Lamray Utd (Ijebu-Ode Township Stadium)


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