NPFL MD 31: PLATEAU UNITED IN POLE FOR TITLE
League leaders PLATEAU UNITED of JOS remain in pole position for the 2016/2017 NPFL title after a hard won draw away to LOBI STARS of MARKURDI in a match-day 31 encounter on Sunday at the APER AKU STADIUM, MARKUDI. The KENNEDY BOBOYE tutored boys still maintains a five-point lead with seven games to go. In other games defending champions RANGERS INTERNATIONAL of ENUGU lost away to new boys ABS of ILORIN by 2-0. Goals from ABUBAKAR CHINDO and WASIU ALALADE was enough to keep the champions in the relegation zone. Former champions KANO PILLARS of KANO were invincible at home with a 2-0 victory over another ‘’new boys’’ REMO STARS of SAGAMU.
In IBADAN veteran campaigners, 3SC of IBADAN piped seven time champions ENYIMBA INTERNATIONAL of ABA by a lone goal courtesy of ABAYOMI ADEBAYO in the 8th minutes of the game at the ADAMASINGBA STADIUM while FC IFEANYI UBA of NNEWI gave away a two goals lead to concede a draw to visiting GOMBE UNITED at the ‘’FORTRESS’’.
In other games:
NIGER TONADOES 0-0 ABIA WARRIORS
AKWA UNITED 2-1 NASARAWA UNITED
SUNSHINE STARS 1-0 EL KANEMI
RIVERS UNITED 3-1 WIKKI TOURIST
It was a five goal thriller in the re-scheduled game between MFM of LAGOS and KATSINA UNITED at the AGEGE STADIUM on MONDAY. Goals from league top scorer STEPHEN ODEY and SIKIRU OLATUNBOSUN gave the host a 2-goals lead in the first half before an inspired KASTINA UNITED levelled 2-2 with a brilliant free-kick from DESTINY ASHADI and another goal from OBINNA ELEJE in the second half to silence the AGEGE crowd.
However, it took the brilliance of CHUKWUKA ONUWA in the 78th minute to rescue the day for the OLUKOYA BOYS with the third and winning goal.