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NPFL19: Abia Warriors Beats Yobe Stars, As Katsina, MFM Ends Stalemate

Yobe Stars Desert  suffered another shocking defeat in the country’s top flight League following their 1-3 loss to Abia Warriors   in the rescheduled Match Day 3 Nigeria Professional Football League.

The visiting side ahead in the 36th minute, Obi Samson opened scoring from Sunday Adetunji’s assist.

In the 53rd minute, the home side draw level after their player was fouled in the penalty area by Abia Warriors, Philip Auta converted from the spot kick.

However, this was short-lived as Daniel Uduak scored in his own net to put Warriors back before Samson secured all three points for the away side scoring his second goal of the day to condemn the home team to their seventh defeat in the campaign.

Kada City succumbed to their fifth loss of the season following a 2-0 loss to former champions, Kano Pillars in a rescheduled Match Day 9 In Kaduna.

Pillars Adamu Hassan opened scoring in the 11th when he reacted quickly to a loose ball in Kada City’s penalty area.

In the 62nd minute, Nyima Nwagua finished off a nice pass from Rabiu Ali to put Pillars two goals up and secure all three points of the visiting side.

At the Muhammad Dikko Stadium, Katsina, the home side shared the spoils of war with MFM FC in another rescheduled Match Day 9.

MFM’s Akuneto Chijioke put the Olukoya Boys in the lead in the 44th minute with a screamer but that was not enough as Martins Usule leveled the score for the hosts with a close range finish for the game to end 1-1.

At the Aper Aku stadium, Makurdi, Lobi Stars put aside their continental failure to defeat Rivers United by 2-1 in a rescheduled Match Day 8.

Sikiru Alimi continued from where he stopped in the CAF Champions League by opening scoring just before the end of the first half.

At the restart of the second half, Alimi scored his brace in the 51st minute but Cletus Emotan’s freekick goal helped Rivers pull one back in Makurdi but was not enough to earn the club a point.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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