ESSE KELVIN AZUKA

 

A solitary strike from veteran defender SOLOMON KWAMBE was all defending NPFL CHAMPIONS, LOBI STARS of MAKURDI needed to pick all three points in their MATCH DAY 19  home clash against   AITEO CUP defending champions RANGERS FC of ENUGU.

The goal scored in the 2nd minute of added time in the first half   gave the PRIDE OF BENUE the bragging rights and maximum points.

Meanwhile in another encounter, DELTA FORCE of  ASABA  got  a vital away win against EL-KANEMI WARRIORS of MAIDUGURI, goals from UFUOMA AJAMIKOKO in the  32nd minute and another one from EGBO OTUKHE in the 9th minute of the added time in the second half gave the away team a 2-0 victory.

It was a six-goal thriller in OKIGWE during the ORIENTAL DERBY between hosts HEARTLAND FC and ABIA WARRIORS, the boys from UMUAHIA  were better than their hosts by 2-4.

In LAGOS MFM FC came from behind to salvage a point against relegation threatened REMO STARS of SAGAMU. That game ended 1-1.

VICTOR CHIDUME scored for the visitors in the 22nd minute of the first half while AKANNI ELIJAH equalized for the OLUKOYA BOYS in the 60th minute.

In other games, GODSPOWER ANIEFIOK ,15th minute strike for AKWA UNITED  of UYO against YOBE DESET STARS confined the  boys from DAMATURU to another loss and thus become the first team to be relegated in the 2018/19 NPFL ABRIGED FOOTBALL LEAGUE season.

IN OTHER RESULTS:

 

BENDEL INSURANCE 2-1 KATSINA UTD

ENYIMBA INT’L 1-1 WIKKI TOURISTS

KANO PILLARS 2-0 GO-ROUND FC

MFM FC 1-1 REMO STARS

PLATEAU UTD 2-1 NASARAWA UTD

SUNSHINE STARS 1-0 NIGER TORNADOES

A total of ELEVEN GAMES were played, SIX HOME WINS were recorded, TWO AWAY WINS and THREE DRAWS, A total of 23 goals were scored.

 

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