By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nasarawa United ended Abia Warriors eight match unbeaten run as they defeated the Umuahia based side 5-3 in their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) week 18 tie.
Silas Nwankwo’s hat-trick coupled with goals from Ikenna Offor and Chinedu Ohanachom guided Nasarawa United to a big win.
A brace from Niger Republic’s Fatai Abdullahi and a goal from Godwin Obaje for Abia Warriors could not reduce them from their first defeat in eight games.
Adamawa United and Wikki Tourist played out a goalless draw.
Akwa United defeated ten man Lobi Stars 3-0 with goals from Nwani Ikechukwu and Mfon Udoh (brace).
Lobi Stars goalkeeper, Mustapha Aliko was sent off for his second bookable offences in the 93rd minute.
Ten man Heartland FC also suffered a defeat in the hands of Kano Pillars.
Chidera Eze gave Heartland FC the lead in the 38th minute before goals from Rabiu Ali and David Ebuka gave the Masu Gida a 2-1 win home win. Shedrack Oghali was sent off for Heartland in the 81st minute.
Kwara United got the solitary away win of the day after a 1-2 win over Katsina United.
Goals from Nosiru Afees and Michael Ohanu propelled Kwara United to an away win.
Joseph Atule scored Katsina United’s lone goal.
Plateau United pipped Enugu Rangers 2-1 with goals from Oche Ochowechi and Daniel Itodo after Godspower Aniefiok had equalised for Rangers.
Godwin scored the winning goal for Rivers United as they defeated Sunshine Stars to compound their visitors eleven game winless streak.
Warri Wolves got the better of FC Ifeanyi Ubah with a 3-1 victory. Goals from Uche Ihuarulam, Eru Jackson, and Emeka Uzor ensured that
Matthew Emmanuel’s goal for the visitors was a mere consolation.
Kwara United maintained their leadership position at the top of the table with 33 points from 18 games, the same point with Kano Pillars.
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