NPFL Matchday 35: Rangers Vs Enyimba Oriental Derby Abandoned, Lobi Beat Remo In Makurdi

NPFL Matchday 35: Rangers Vs Enyimba Oriental Derby Abandoned, Lobi Beat Remo In Makurdi

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By Amaechi Agbo

Despite attracting over 40, 000 fans at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu. the matchday 35 Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL star match and Oriental Derby Between Rangers Int’l FC of Enugu and Enyimba FC of Aba, was abandoned, can report.

The contest for the leadership of the NPFL table got a reprieve for Enyimba and Rangers after their rival, Remo Stars were handed a 3-2 defeat by Lobi Stars in Makurdi.

With the scores 0-0 at 95th minute, Rangers vs Enyimba match was abandoned when Rangers was given a Penalty after Godwin Obaje was brought down inside the penalty box.

The assistant referee raised the flag for an infringement in the box and the centre referee pointed to the spot.

Enyimba players broke loose and attacked the AR2 before returning to the field of play and then, walked out of the pitch.

The match was abandoned after the Enyimba fans invaded the pitch and chased people around with sticks

It is not clear what the outcome of the match could be, however, football followers are enthusiastically waiting for the NPFL organisers’s verdict.

The match was a huge contested because it was a top-of-the-table clash. Enyimba would have been comfortable with a draw but Rangers were seeking for an outright win. With an unrelenting onslaught from Rangers in the closing stage, the Flying Antelopes were awarded a penalty when Enyimba defender was adjudged to have pulled Obaje inside the penalty box.

Rangers Vs Enyimba match at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu on Sunday

In other results of the Matchday 35 matches, Abia Warriors were held to a goalless draw by visiting Bendel Insurance, Lobi Stars beat Remo Stars 3-2 while Bayelsa United and Sporting Lagos encountered ended two goals apiece.

Ten-mam Heartland FC kept their relegation hope alive with a hard fought 3-1 victory over Doma United in Owerri, Rivers United got the better of Shooting Stars with 1-0 triumph. The match between Sunshine Stars and Akwa United ended 2-0 in favour of the former.

On Saturday, Kano Pillars drew 1-1 with Tornadoes, Katsina United walloped already-relegated Gombe United 4-0 whereas Plateau United disunited Kwara United with 2-0 victory.

NPFL Matchday 35 full results …


Kano Pillars 1-1 Niger Tornadoes

Katsina United 4 -0 Gombe United

Plateau United 2-0 Kwara United

Bayelsa United 2-2 Sporting Lagos

Lobi Stars 3-2 Remo Stars

Rivers United 1-0 Shooting Stars

Abia Warriors 0-0 Bendel Insurance

Sunshine Stars 2-0 Akwa United

Heartland FC 3- 1 Doma United

Rangers Int’l vs Enyimba Int’l – Abandoned

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