On the finish of matchday 21 motion within the Nigeria Skilled Soccer League, Plateau United earned an important goalless draw away at Lobi Stars to retain the highest spot.
The hosts, Lobi Stars have been hoping to win and take management of the league however they did not convert their possibilities on the Aper Aku stadium in Markurdi.
The teaching workers and gamers of Plateau United will gladly preserve the valuable level that additionally ensured they continue to be unbeaten of their final 6 matches.
On the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers United maintained their sensible kind with a 2-1 win in opposition to Kano Pillars to maneuver into 2nd place, above Lobi Stars.
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In one other huge fixture, Rivers United continued their push for the NPFL title with an important 2-1 win over Kano Pillars in Port Hartcourt.
Konan N’gouan opened the scoring for the Delight of Rivers within the 20th minute when he transformed from the penalty spot earlier than Emotan Cletus sealed victory for coach Stanley Eguma’s crew with an 87th-minute objective.
The charismatic Rabiu Ali scored a consolatory candy objective for Pillars when he transformed an excellent free-kick with virtually the final kick of the sport.
In Lafia, Enyimba’s unbeaten run in 4 video games got here to a stunning finish as they misplaced 2-Zero to relegation-threatened Nasarawa United.
The house crew took the lead when Chinedu Ohanachom confirmed some distinctive talent to attain from shut vary after Haggai Katoh’s low effort hit the bar.
Hagai Katoh accomplished an excellent efficiency by scoring the second objective of the match within the 89th minute.
In Uyo, Akwa United missed the possibility to shut the hole on third-placed Lobi Stars, as they left it late to file 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Warri Wolves.
Jumbo Knowledge opening the scoring for the Warri primarily based crew within the 70th minute from the penalty spot whereas Ndifreke Effiong responded to keep away from a significant embarrassment for the Promise Keepers at house.
Katsina United has moved into the highest ten of the league after edging Abia Warriors.
An early objective from Joseph Atule within the fifth minute secured the three factors for the hosts in a match that witnessed the return of followers to the Mohamed Dikko stadium.
Jigawa Golden Stars continued their quest to take care of league standing as they got here from behind to beat Wikki Vacationers 2-1 and Promise Damala gave Wikki Vacationers the lead within the second minute however Ibrahim Saleh equalized for Jigawa simply after the break. Abdulahi Lala accomplished the come-back for Jigawa, a crew that’s pushing onerous to keep away from relegation.
MFM fc and Heartland shared the spoils on the Agege Stadium in Lagos as Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu returned to the bottom the place he established his popularity as a soccer coach.
NPFL Matchday 21 Outcomes
Lobi Stars Zero-Zero Plateau United
Rivers United 2-1 Kano Pillars
Nasarawa Utd 2-Zero Enyimba
Akwa Utd 1-1 Wolves
Katsina Utd 1-Zero Abia Warriors
Jigawa GS 2-1 Wikki
MFM Zero-Zero Heartland
Adamawa Utd 2-1 FC Ifeanyiubah
Sunshine Stars Zero-Zero Rangers