Rangers, Enyimba return to Top Five as Plateau United remain top

It was a high scoring day in the Nigerian Professional Football League matchday 25 fixtures which saw champions Enyimba and Enugu Rangers return into the top five of the table with Plateau United still leading after they all earned wins

It was a high scoring day in the Nigerian Professional Football League matchday 25 fixtures which saw champions Enyimba and Enugu Rangers return into the top five of the table with Plateau United still leading after they all earned wins

It was a high scoring day in the Nigerian Professional Football League matchday 25 fixtures which saw champions Enyimba and Enugu Rangers return into the top five of the table with Plateau United still leading after they all earned wins

In total twenty-three goals were scored and here is the matchday review from DiegwuSports

We start our review at Jos were league leaders extended its unbeaten run to 10 matches after beating relegation-threatened Kwara United 2-1 t the new Jos Stadium.

A 1st half brace from Ibrahim Mustapha – 1st from the penalty spot in the 16th minute and another in the 25th minute ensured that Plateau United secured its 4th straight win. In fact, Plateau United are still unbeaten in the second round of the season. Clearly, Abdul Maikaba’s men are the team to beat in the race for the title.

As for Kwara United, they are well into the relegation zone following the defeat that leaves them in the 18th position, two points from safety.

At the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, 2nd placed Rivers United maintained its pressure on Plateau United with a routine 2-0 win over Warri Wolves.

A brace from Malachi Ohawume and another goal from Kunle Odunlami ensured that the Pride of Rivers returned to winning ways after losing to Enugu Rangers last Sunday.

Stanley Eguma’s men are still four points behind league leaders Plateau United while Warri Wolves are fifteenth, one point from the relegation zone.

In Makudi, Lobi Stars returned to winning ways after beating FC Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 at the Aper Akum Stadium with Samad Kadiri scoring an early goal in the 5th minute.

Lobi Stars are still 6 points from the top of the table while FC Ifeanyi Ubah is 12th, four points from the relegation zone.

Over to Uyo, where there was a goal fest as Rangers International defeated Dakkarda FC 3-2 to return to the top 5 of the NPFL.

Rangers’ goals were scored by Isreal Abia – a brace and Ibrahim Olawoyin while Ajayi Oluwafemi got a brace for Dakkarda FC who have picked up just one win in its last 6 NPFL matches.

Rangers on their part are now won three straight matches and are now six points off the continental spot on the table.

There was also another crucial away win for defending champions Enyimba as they defeated struggling Adamawa United 2-0 at the Pantami Stadium Gombe.

Stanley Dimgba and Cyril Olisema scored in either half to ensure that the champions are back into the top 5 of the table, seven points from the continental spots with five games in hand.

As for Adamawa United, they face an uphill task of avoiding relegation to the lower divisions as they are now 10 points from safety following today’s defeat.

Elsewhere, MFM FC earned a crucial 3-1 win over Abia Warriors, Wikki Tourists edged Kano Pillars 1-0 while Sunshine Stars slumped to a surprised 2-1 home defeat to Katsina United.

NPFL20 MD25 Results

Adamawa United 0 – 2 Enyimba

Dakkada FC 2 – 3 Enugu Rangers

Jigawa Golden Stars 2 – 1 Heartland Owerri

Lobi Stars 1 – 0 FC Ifeanyi Ubah

MFM FC 2 – 1 Abia Warriors

Nasarawa United 0 – 0 Akwa United

Plateau United 2 – 1 Kwara United

Rivers United FC 3 – 0 Warri Wolves FC

Sunshine Stars 1 – 2 Katsina United

Wikki Tourist 1 – 0 Kano Pillars

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