By Uche Dozie
Sports Writer, Nigeria.
The match day 4 games of the Nigerian Professional Football League returned today with eight games on the bill from Kano, Akure, Makurdi, Rivers, Uyo, Jigawa, Lafia and Lagos.
Teams like Lobi, Wikki Tourist, Rivers United and Sunshine Stars all made their home advantage count by winning.
While teams like Kano Pillars continued their poor run, Enyimba recorded its first loss of the season and Plateau United kept their unbeaten run.
At Makurdi, Lobi continued from were they left it the last time they played Makurdi by beating Heartland FC three goals to nothing. Three goals in the first half was all the team needed to continue in their three match winning streak after losing their first game of the season.
Enyimba could not continue their fine start to the season as they fell in the hands of Sunshine Stars of Akure at Akure who defeated them 1-0. A ten minutes goal gave the Akure boys the three points.
Akwa United couldn’t make their dominance count in a game where their captain, Ufon Udoh lost a penalty as they were held to a barren draw at Uyo against Katsina United.
The northern derby between Nasarawa United and Plateau United ended in a 1-1 draw. For Plateau United, it means their unbeaten run is in place after winning three games on the bounce.
Rivers United and Rangers slugged it out at the Liberation Stadium however, it was the home side, Rivers United who had the last laugh as it ended in regulations time 2-1. Rangers had equalised in the second half but Rivers United restored the lead before the end of the match.
MFM continued their faltering performance at home as they came back in the dead of full time to equalise against Warri Wolves at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. The Wolves had taken the lead in the fifty minutes but a die minutes goal made the game end in a 1-1 draw.
Wikki Tourist bounced back from their Sunday loss to Plateau to beat Delta Force three goals to one at Bauchi while Jigawa Golden compounded the woes of Kano Pillars by beating them 1-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium. Pillars have now garnered only one point after three matches they have played this season.
*NPFL Match day 4 Results*
Wikki Tourists 3-1 Delta Force
MFM FC 1-1 Warri Wolves
Rivers utd 2-1 Rangers Int’l
Akwa utd 0-0 Katsina utd
Lobi stars 3-0 Heartland
Sunshine stars 1-0 Enyimba
Nassarawa utd 1-1 Plateau utd
Jigawa GS 1-0 Kano Pillars
*Thursday Nov. 21*
Adamawa utd vs Abia Warriors
Akwa starlets vs FC Ifeanyi Ubah
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