Plateau United NPFL leaders keep five-point lead despite away loss to Abia Warriors

A round-up of fixtures in the Matchday 25 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

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Plateau United play Plateau United kept their five-point lead at the top of the NPFL despite an away loss to Abia Warriors in Matchday 25 on Sunday, June 18. (Goal)
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Plateau United kept their five-point lead at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) despite an away loss to Abia Warriors in Matchday 25 on Sunday, June 18.

Plateau United were on the verge of grabbing a draw before Warriors won it with a late penalty.

Shedrack Asiegbu grabbed a brace for Abia Warriors in Umuhaia. His first in the 11th minute of the game through a volley.

Plateau United equalised through Hamazat Owolabi but Asiegbu struck again in the 98th minute, this time through a penalty after a foul on Sherif Bashier in the box.

El-Kanemi moved up to second position courtesy of a home 2-0 win over Remo Stars, their first win in three games.

Sunday Anthony netted in the 28th and 48th minute to give Elkanemi all the three points in Maiduguri.

MFM FC’s poor record in the north continued with a 3-1 loss to Kano Pillars. Pillars got the lead through Rabiu Ali through a penalty in the 12th minute but the league’s current highest goalscorer Stephen Odey equalised after a swift counter attack to net his 15th goal of the current campaign.

Victor Alegbe and Tamen play Victor Alegbe and Tamen battle for the ball in FC IfeanyiUbah Vs Wikki Tourists (LMA)

 

Amos Gyang and Adamu Mohammed netted in the 86th and 92nd minute respectively to get the win for Pillars.

Reigning champions got a goalless draw away at Niger Tornadoes in Minna while Shooting Stars got a relieving 2-0 home win over ABS.

Ibrahim Adebayo and Sunday Faleye netted in the second half to give Shooting Stars the win.

Enyimba slipped down the table after a 1-0 loss away at Nasarawa United. Ibrahim Alhassan netted his 11th league goal of the campaign to get the win for Nasarawa United.

Matchday 25 results

Lobi Stars FC 1 - 0 Rivers United FC

Kano Pillars 3 - 1 MFM FC   

Shooting Stars 2 - 0 ABS

FC IfeanyiUbah     0 - 0 Wikki Tourists

Niger Tornadoes 0 - 0 Rangers International FC   

Akwa United FC     2 - 0 Katsina Utd

El-Kanemi Warriors FC    2 - 0 Remo Stars

Nasarawa United FC 1 - 0  Enyimba International FC

Abia Warriors 2 - 1 Plateau United   

Sunshine Stars    2 - 1 Gombe United FC