NPFL: Rivers United Extend Lead, MFM Hold 3SC In South West Derby
Rivers United extended their lead at the top of Nigeria Professional Football League to seven points again after a hard-fought 1-0 win against Remo Stars in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Kazie Enyinnanya scored the decisive goal 14 minutes from time.
In the South West derby, bottom club MFM held Shooting Stars to a 1-1 draw at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
Chidera Ezeh put 3SC ahead two minutes before the break.
Micah Ojodomo equalised for the visitors on the stroke of 90 minutes.
Holders Akwa United pip Niger Tornadoes 1-0 in Uyo with Etim Matthew scoring the decisive goal from the penalty spot six minutes from time.
Kano Pillars boosted their survival hopes with a 3-1 win against Heartland in Abuja.
Katsina United also kept their survival aspiration alive with a hard-fought 1-0 win against Enyimba at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.
Ahmed Taofeek scored the decisive goal five minutes after the break.
Auwalu Ali and Ifeanyi Eze scored for Pillars in the first half.
Nnamdi Egbujuo reduced the deficit for Heartland in the 61st minute, while Daniel Mark restored Pillars’ two-goal lead 13 minutes from time.
At the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Lobi Stars were held to a 0-0 draw by Sunshine Stars.
At the Pantami Stadium, Gombe United and Kwara United served a six-goal thriller.
Abdulazeez Yusuf (brace), Barnabas Daniel and Samaila Bello were on target for the hosts.
Jide Fatokun and Junior Lokosa scored Kwara United.
In Lafia, Tochukwu Michael scored the decisive goal as Nasarawa United pip Wikki Tourists 1-0.
FULL RESULTSKatsina Utd 1-0 EnyimbaLobi 0-0 Sunshine StarsAkwa Utd 1-0 TornadoesGombe Utd 4-2 Kwara Utd3SC 1-1 MFMKano Pillars 3-1 HeartlandRivers Utd 1-0 Remo StarsNasarawa Utd 1-0 Wikki TouristsRangers 1-0 DakkadaAbia Warriors 2-0 Plateau United
By Adeboye Amosu
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