Kano Pillars 2-2 Lobi Stars Kano Pillars failed to go top of the Nigeria Professional Footba...
Kano Pillars 2-2 Lobi Stars
Kano Pillars failed to go top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table after a 2-2 draw in Makurdi with Lobi Stars on Sunday.
Pillars now have 11 points from six games. Tony Okpotu scored from the penalty spot in the 16th minute to give Lobi a 1-0 lead.
|Tony Okpotu scored from the penalty spot in the 16th minute to give Lobi a 1-0 lead.|
Prince Aggreh equalised for Pillars with a spectacular goal in the 17th minute after he skipped past two Lobi Stars defenders. Lobi Stars Moses Bunde turned Prince Aggreh's cross into his own net to give the visitors a 2-1 lead in the 32nd minute however Raphael Ayagwa equalised to save home team Lobi the blushes.
MFM 3-1 El-Kanemi
MFM have reclaimed top spot in the Nigeria league after they won 3-1 against El Kanemi and closest rivals Enugu Rangers and Kano Pillars could only manage draws on their travels.
MFM now have 13 points, while Rangers, who were forced to a 2-2 draw by hosts Abia Warriors, and Pillars, who also drew 2-2 at Lobi Stars, are on 11 points each.
Julius Emiloju and Emmanuel Onuwa made sure debutants MFM secured maximum three points after Japhet Daniel scored a consolation goal for El Kanemi Warriors. MFM were dominant in the game and deserved the victory.
Abia Warriors 2-2 Enugu Rangers
Oriental rivals, Abia Warriors and Rangers served up a thrilling 2-2 draw in a Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, match day-six fixture at the Umuahia Township Stadium
Bobby Clement put Rangers ahead in the 22nd minute of the encounter. The forward turned beautifully inside the home side's box before firing home a delightful shot.
Ulocha equalised for the hosts from the spot six minutes before the break, converting a spot kick after Rangers centre-back, Orji Kalu, cynically brought down an opponent in the box.
The visitors restored their lead on the stroke of half time with Chisom Ebuchulam striking home a delightful free kick.
Abia Warriors took the game to the Flying Antelopes after the break and Chisom Chikatara atoned for earlier misses in the first half by grabbing the equaliser for his side in the 65 minute.
Niger Tornadoes 3-2 Rivers United
Niger Tornadoes resisted a spirited fight back from Rivers United winning their encounter at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja 3-2.
|Abia Warriors celebrate their second goal in the encounter|
Ismail Gata's sublime free kick late in the first half set the tone for an emphatic home with Gabriel Wassa and Jackson adding the second and third in the 58th and 64th minutes.
But Daniel Isreal and Guy Kuemian goals in the last 15 minutes for Rivers United to ensure a dramatic end to the game.
Ifeanyi Ubah 4-1 Ikorodu United
FC IfeanyiUbah on Sunday in Nnewi whitewashed visiting Ikorodu United Football Club of Lagos 4-1 in a week six match in the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Two goals from Malian player Nico Dao in the first half and one each from Maduabuchi Okereke and Seka Pascal in the second half gave the hosts victory. Stephen Nwaiwu scored for the visitors in the early minutes of the second half through a well-taken free kick from the edge of the penalty area but it was not enough for a comeback as the Ubah boys cruised to victory.
Finally Sunshine Stars woes continued as they conceded a 95th goal against Giwa FC going down to a 1-0 defeat.
Match Day Six Results
Abia Warriors 2 -2 Rangers
MFM 3 -1 El-kanemi
Lobi Stars 2- 2 Kano Pillars
Ifeanyi Ubah 4- 1 Ikorodu United
Tornadoes 3- 2 Rivers United
Giwa FC 1- 0 Sunshine Stars
A Glance At The Table