Goal from Cyril Olisema in the 74th minute via penalty kick and Wisdom Fernando 92nd minute goal ensured that Akwa United earned a 2-0 win over Gombe United in one of week 14 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture played on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The result returned Akwa United to the top of group B of the abridged league format.

In Group B, Enugu Rangers secured a 1-0 home win over Katsina United to close the gap on leaders MFM FC with goal from Pascal Seka while MFM FC suffered a slim 1-0 away loss to Kwara United. Rangers are now 2 points behind MFM FC with 4 outstanding matches for the Enugu based club.
Enyimba FC couldn’t capitalise on MFM FC loss as the Aba People’s Elephant were held to a 0-0 home draw by Bendel Insurance.

Details of full match Results, goal scorers and current league table is presented below:

NIGERIA PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

RESULT

Wikki 2-1 Remo Stars

(Isa Gata 42′, Abdullahi Musa 89′ – Victor Chidume 62′)

Rivers 1-0 Tornadoes

(Wasiu Jimoh 31′)

Rangers 1-0 Katsina

(Seka Pascal 17′)

Kwara 1-0 MFM

(Shamsudeen Hashim 54′)

Enyimba 0-0 Insurance

Yobe 0-0 Delta Force/Kada

Go-Round 1-0 Abia

(Chidubem Nwogbaga 78′)

Nasarawa 1-0 FCIU

(Adeshina Thomas 60′)

Plateau 0-0 Heartland

Pillars 2-1 El-Kanemi

(Gambo Muhammad 8′, David Ibuka 61′ – Bello Kofarmata 66′ PEN)

Akwa 2-0 Gombe

(Cyril Olisema 74′ PEN, Wisdom Fernando 90+2′)

TOMORROW

Lobi Stars vs Sunshine Stars

Table

Group A

# Team P W D L F A GD Pts

1 MFM FC 14 7 2 5 15 11 +4 23

2 Rangers 10 6 3 1 12 5 +7 21

3 Enyimba 14 5 6 3 13 8 +5 21

4 Wikki T 14 6 1 7 14 15 -1 19

5 Rivers Utd 13 5 4 4 10 11 -1 19

6 Katsina Utd 14 5 3 6 12 14 -2 18

7 Kwara Utd 13 5 3 5 10 12 -2 18

8 Lobi Stars 11 4 5 2 15 12 +3 17

9 Sunshine 12 4 4 4 10 10 0 16

10 Insurance 13 3 7 3 8 8 0 16

11 Remo S 14 3 3 8 12 18 -6 12

12 Tornadoes 14 1 7 6 10 17 -7 10

Group B

# Team P W D L F A GD Pts

1 Akwa Utd 14 7 4 3 21 14 +7 25

2 El Kanemi 14 8 1 5 16 11 +5 25

3 Ifeanyi Ubah 14 7 3 4 10 8 +2 24

4 Kano P 14 7 2 5 20 12 +8 23

5 Nasarawa Utd 14 7 1 6 16 16 0 22

6 Go Round 14 6 3 5 9 11 -2 21

7 Delta F/Kada 14 6 2 6 13 19 -6 20

8 Heartland 14 5 3 6 13 13 0 18

9 Plateau Utd 14 3 7 4 8 10 -2 16

10 Abia W 14 4 3 7 10 13 -3 15

11 Gombe Utd 14 3 5 6 12 14 -2 14

12 Yobe D Stars 14 3 2 9 8 15 -7 11

By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

Twitter @profseunoyediji