Rivers United are now level on points at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL after defeating league leaders Lobi Stars 2-1 in the top of the table clash of the Matchday 15.
It was indeed another action filled matchday in the NPFL with 21 goals being scored from nine matches. Here is a wrap up of all the matches played today.
Rivers United 2-1 Lobi Stars – United Go Joint Top
It was definitely a highly entertaining encounter at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt which ended up with Rivers United win the high profile match.
The home side were the fastest out of the blocks as Nelson Esor opened scoring in the second minute but Lobi Stars drew level in the nineteenth minute through John Lazarus.
However, Rivers United had the last laugh as Malachi Ohawuma scored the winner in the 75th minute to seal all three points.
Rivers United are now level on points with Lobi Stars at the top of the table and are only behind on goal difference.
Sunshine Stars 2-1 Plateau United – United Fail to win again
Plateau United are now three matches without a win after losing 2-1 to Sunshine Stars at Akure.
Goals Omo Jesus Ogunniyi in the eleventh minute and Fuad Ekeleojuoti in the thirty-third minute put Sunshine Stars two goals up in the first half. United fought back strongly in the second half and got a goal back through Oche Ochowechi but it was not enough for them to avoid defeat.
Akwa United 0-2 Kwara United – Early Season Demon Reappear
Akwa United’s winning streak came to an end after a shock 2-0 home defeat to Kwara United.
Alao Danbani scored a brace for United as they earned a memorable win at the Godswill International Stadium.
As for Akwa United, it missed a chance to move into the top three.
Elsewhere in the NPFL, it was Oriental Derby Day as Enyimba hosted Heartland and Abia Warriors battled FC Ifeanyi Ubah.
The champions Enyimba were shocked at home as it lost 2-0 to Heartland.
Abubakar Sadiq gave Heartland the lead in 30th minute while Chukwuemeka Obinna doubled the lead just before half-time.
Enyimba’s woes continue as they have failed to win in its last five NPFL matches.
Abia Warriors defeated FC Ifeanyi Ubah 2-1 at the Umuahia Township Stadium. Bello Lookman gave the Warriors the lead in the 28th minute but Jimoh Gbadamosi equalized for FCIU just after half time.
Yakub Hammed secured all three points for Abia Warriors after scoring in the 75th minute.
NPFL Match day 15 Results
Warri Wolves 1-2 Rangers
Akwa United 0-2 Kwara Utd
Enyimba 0-2 Heartland
Katsina Utd 1-1 Kano Pillars
MFM 2-1 Jigawa Gold Stars
Rivers utd 2-1 Lobi Stars
Sunshine Stars 2-1 Plateau Utd
Adamawa 0-0 Wikki Tourist
Abia Warriors 2-1 Ifeanyiubah