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Enyimba hold Lobi Stars, Plateau United maintain top spot


Defending champions, Enyimba held Lobi Stars to a 1-1 draw in their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday-nine encounter in Aba yesterday, reports

Lobi Stars took the lead in the 77th minute after Samad Kadiri nodded home Abdulkareem Mumini’s cross.
Enyimba responded instantly with Victor Mbaoma nodding home Cyril Olisema’s corner.

Plateau United maintained top spot in the table following a 0-0 away draw against their hosts Rangers at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.
Heartland and Kano Pillars also battled to a draw at the Okigwe Township Stadium.

The home team took the lead three minutes after the break through Ugochukwu Leonard, while Nyima Nwagua got the equalising goal for Kano Pillars five minutes from time.

At the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Dakkada FC continued their impressive start to the season, after 0-0 draw against Katsina United.


The Uyo club stayed in second position in the table with 16 points from nine matches.

In Uyo, Akwa United recorded their second win of the season following a hard fought 2-1 home win against Rivers United.

Akarandut Orok gave Akwa United the lead on 10 minutes, while Ngouan Konan equalised for the visitors in the 34th minute.

Centre-back Samson Gbadebo netted the winning goal for Akwa United in the last minute of added time.

Victory Omodiagbe scored the only goal in the sixth minute as Warri Wolves edged out Wikki Tourists at the Warri City Stadium.

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