NPFL Matchday 3: Insurance Beat Plateau United To Top Table, Heartland Hold Sunshine Stars
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By Amaechi Agbo
Bendel Insurance FC on Saturday defeated former champions, Plateau United 1-0 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin to go top of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier League, NPFL table, in the meantime.
The Federation Cup champions picked all the three points at stake courtesy of Benjamin Tanimu’s 14th minute penalty goal.
Despite the goal coming early in the game, the Benin Arsenal failed to consolidate their goals as the visitors stymied their efforts and even threatened to equaliser on few occasions.
The win put Insurance on the summit of the league table, perhaps temporarily with 6 points from three matches while their guests are 15th with 3 points.
In other match, Heartland FC’s search for their first win in the season continues after they snatched a 1-1 draw away against Sunshine Stars in Akure.
Michael Olalusi’s 42nd minute penalty goal was cancelled out by Nwogbaga in the 75th minute.
Heartland have 2 points from 3 matches and 18th on the log.
There was nothing to separate Katsina United and Lobi Stars as their encounter ended barrenly.
Seven matches will be decided on Sunday with Champions Enyimba, bottom of the table, taking on ex winners, Akwa United while Rangers will host Niger Tornadoes.