By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
At the restart of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday, a new team now tops the league after match day 20 played games.
Akwa United after their win against Sunshine stars have leapfrogged Kwara United to go top of the NPFL table.
The Orange Boys defeated their opponent two goals to one at the Nest of Champions on Sunday.
Charles Atshimene scored for the Akwa United before Sadeeq Yusuf got the equalizer for Sunshine Stars in the first half.
However, Seth Mayi’s 68th minutes goal was enough for Akwa to take all points.
Meanwhile, Katsina United were the biggest winners of the day after a whitewash of Wikki Tourist at the Muhammed Dikko Stadium.
The team defeated their fellow northern brothers by five goals to one.
United led by three goals to nil in the first half courtsey of goals from Joseph Atule Rasheed Ahmed and Samuel Nnoshiri.
Stephen Gopey at the resumption of the second half, scored what later became a consolation for the away side. The Changi Boys were not done yet as Samuel Kalu scored the fourth goal while Rasheed Ahmed scored his brace and the fifth goal to put the icing on the cake.
River United recorded their 10th home win, the highest in the league as they defeated Dakkada International by two goals to nil. Sunday Adetunji and Paul Acquah had their names on the score sheet.
Rangers International of Enugu triumph in the Oriental derby of Sunday as they had one over their rivals Enyimba of Aba.
The Flying Antelope scored two penalties in each half to beat the People’s Elephant 2-0. Christian Nnaji and Elijah Ani scored the goals.
The only away win of the match day was at Adamawa United as Heartland took the three points after a one nil win. Kingsley Maduforo scored the only goal in the 80th minutes.
NPFL21 FULL-TIME SCORES
Rangers 2-0 Enyimba
Akwa Utd 2-1 Sunshine Stars
Rivers Utd 2-0 Dakkada
Nasarawa Utd 2-1 Kwara Utd
Katsina Utd 5-1 Wikki
Warri Wolves 1-1 Kano Pillars
Plateau Utd 2-1 Abia Warriors
Adamawa Utd 0-1 Heartland
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