Week 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) surprisingly provided two (2) away wins as both El-Kanemi Warriors and Wiki Tourist recorded away wins.
In Port Harcourt, Wiki Tourist earned a hard fought 1-2 away win over Rivers United. While El-kanemi Warriors were able to secure a 0-1 away win over Gombe United. Whereas in Enugu, Rangers were on rampage in a seven (7) goal thriller with a 5-2 win over Remo Stars.
Remo stars scored first with the help of Bright Akpojuvwewo in the 7th minute only to concede 4 goals. Chidera Ezeh’s 83rd minute own goal gave Remo Stars a lifeline but the Sagamu based club went on to concede their fifth goal of the game when Michael Uchebo scored a 90th minute goal.
Traveling to Niger state, Lobi Stars came from 2 goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Niger Tornadoes.
Tornadoes raced to a 2-0 lead courtesy penalties from Aliyi Goyi Mohammed in the 35th and
Lobi Stars bounced back in the second half to level up scores with brace from Samad Kadiri in the 52nd and 58th minutes.
Flying to Ilorin Township Stadium, Ilorin, Kwara state, Kwara United earned a slim 1-0 victory over Katsina United.
Segun Alebiosu’s 35th minute goal was enough for the Harmony Boys.
At Aba, Abia state, Enyimba were also able to earned a slim 2-1 win over Sunshine stars of Akure, Ondo state.
Lanre Olatunji and Ifeanyi Anaemena gave the people’s elephant a 2-0 lead before Israel Abia 75th minute goal made the scoreline stayed at 2-1 in favour of Enyimba.
New comers Go Round FC had a 1-0 home win over Yobe Desert Stars. Adeseun Adelani 97th minute goal gave Go Round the victory after Yobe Desert Stars were down to 10 men with red card to Anayo Ogbonna in the 85th minute.
In other fixtures, Plateau United and Akwa United both secured a 1-0 home win over Abia Warriors and Heartland respectively. Mohammed Zukilful 10th minute strike gave Plateau United the slim win while Cyril Olisema 64th minute penalty was enough for Akwa United to cart away with the full 3 points.
*NPFL19 FULL-TIME SCORES WEEK 12*
Rivers Utd 1-2 Wikki
Rangers 5-2 Remo Stars
Tornadoes 2-2 Lobi
Kwara Utd 1-0 Katsina Utd
Enyimba 2-1 Sunshine Stars
Go Round 1-0 Yobe Stars
Plateau Utd 1-0 Abia Warriors
Akwa Utd 1-0 Heartland
Gombe Utd 0-1 El-Kanemi
*Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde*