NPFL Wrap: Remo Stars Remain Unbeaten, Enyimba Bounce Back As Rangers Frustrate Kwara United In Ilorin
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By Amaechi Agbo
Remo Stars have continued to dictate the pace in the 2021/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season in an extraordinary fashion as they remained unbeaten despite playing former champions, Plateau United in Matchday 5, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The Ikenne Ogun State based club on Sunday pipped Plateau United 1-0 at their 20, 000 capacity Remo Stars Stadium, Ogun State to remain top of the league standing.
Lekan Adedayo’s goal via corner kick in the 55′ minute made all the difference as Remo Stars retained their top spot with 11 points from 5 matches.
Former champions, Enyimba International FC overtook Rangers International FC in 3rd place after a nail biting 1- 0 triumph against Shooting Stars in Aba.
It was Enyimba’s first victory in three matches after they lost back-to-back games in the previous two matches.
Emmanuel Godwin scored the lone goal in the 87th minute off a cross from Wasiu Mahmud.
Rivers United maintained their 2nd position on the log with 9 points after they held Niger Tornadoes to a 0-0 draw in Ilorin, Kwara State on Saturday.
Seven-time Champions, Enugu Rangers continued their impressive performance on the road as they frustrated hosts, Kwara United in Ilorin to pick a valuable point from the encounter.
Samuel Chisom gave the hosts the lead in the 31st minute with an acrobatic effort inside the box.
But Rangers levelled scores early in the restart after unmarked Ossy Martins headed in from close range in the 49th minute.
Kwara United were given an opportunity to reclaim their lead after Afeez’s goal-bound volley struck Governor’s hand inside the box with the centre referee wasting no time in pointing to the spot.
However, Kwara’s Christopher Nwaeze strike hit the woodwork from the spot kick much to the disappointment of the home fans.
It was a frustrating evening for the Afọnja Warriors as Rangers remained resolute in defending till the end.
In other results, Sunshine Stars demolished Kano Pillars 3-0 as Dakkada FC showed superiority over Nasarawa United with a 2-1 win in their new home, Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin.
MFM improved in their performances so far in the league after they recorded 2-1 win against Abia Warriors to easy their relegation worries.
Heartland FC, pushed aside their 9 months unpaid salaries and moved into the top 9 with a 1-0 victory over Wikki Tourists in Owerri.
The Naze Millions are 9th on the log with 7 points.
Lobi Stars subdued champions, Akwa United with a 1-0 win while Katsina United came from behind to snatch a victory against Gombe United in a 2-1 win.