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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

NPFL: Akwa United maintain top spot

Here is a Roundup of action in Matchday 6 of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) continued with matchday six fixtures played from Wednesday, January 31 and to be concluded Thursday, February 1.

Seven matches were played in the matchday 6 of the NPFL, with three matches to be decided on Thursday, February 1.

Of the six matches played, there were five home wins and just one draw. 

The major talking point of the fixtures was Aiteo Cup Champions Akwa United continued their impressive start to the season, as they picked up a point away at FC Ifeanyi Ubah.

Akwa who just partnered with an airline line company for their away fixtures took the lead through, Cyril Olisemah in the 12th minute, but Patrick Ikeokwu equalised for the hosts to deny Akwa from getting maximum points.


Home Victories

Five teams picked up, victories at home.

In an all eastern affair, Enyimba FC defeated Abia Warriors 1 - 0,  Stanley Dimgba's goal in the 70th minute the difference.

Current champions Plateau United were defeated by Kano Pillars 2 - 0, two first half goals by Junior Lokosa in the 21st and 27th minute gave Pillars all three points.

Last seasons runners up MFM FC bounced back to winning ways with a 2 - 1 victory over Wikki Tourist.

All goals were scored in the first half, Adebayo Waheed put the hosts in front in the 6th minute, only for Nafiu Bala Kabuga to equalize through the penalty spot in the 15th minute, Jesse Akila put the hosts back in front in the 40th minute, a goal which would turn out to be the winner.

Sunshine Stars defeated Elkanemi Warriors by a goal scored by Kehinde Adedipe in the 26th minute.

Chinedu Ohanachom continued his goal scoring exploits for NPFL newcomers Yobe Desert Stars, as his goal in the 52nd minute proved the difference against Katsina United.

The NPFL matchday 6, continues on Thursday, February 1.

Here are the fixtures

Kick off 4PM Nigerian time

Enugu Rangers vs Rivers United FC

Go Round vs Nasarawa United

Kwara United vs Lobi Stars

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