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Nigeria: NPFL Round-Up – Stalemate in Uyo As Rivers United Humiliate MFM FC in Port Harcourt

Rivers United have prolonged their lead on the high of the NPFL desk to seven factors after thrashing MFM

The remainders of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL matchday 27 fixtures had been selected Sunday throughout totally different centres within the nation.

The video games performed on Sunday produced seven house victories and a draw with a complete of 20 targets scored.

In one of many mostly-anticipated ties, Akwa United and Enyimba shared the spoils on the Nest of Champions; ending their contest in a 1-1 draw.

It was the primary time in six years the Promise Keepers have dropped factors at house towards Enyimba.

Having been crushed by the People’s Elephant whereas he was dealing with Sunshine Stars, many had anticipated Coach Ayeni now with Akwa United to get his pound of flesh off the previous champions.

Awka United on track for optimum factors till Emeka Obioma’s last-minute header cancelled out Bello Babatunde’s first-half aim scored by way of a well-taken freekick.

After a sequence of failed makes an attempt from either side within the first half, Babatunde broke the impasse with a wonderful kick that flew previous Bassa Djeri within the fortieth minute.

Finidi George, combating for a second-half equaliser, introduced in Austin Oladapo for Sadiq Abubakar within the 67th minute. Four minutes later, Oladapo’s freekick was parried away by Adewale Adeyinka.

Emeka Obioma along with his twelfth aim of the season modified the narrative of the sport along with his header into an empty internet in stoppage time.

With the purpose earned, Akwa United moved to the fifth place with 40 factors, three factors beneath Remo Stars whereas Enyimba’s away aim helped them keep within the seventh spot with 39 factors.

Elsewhere, on the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers United humiliated MFM FC 5-0 to maintain their title chase alive.

Chijioke Akuneto scored a brace, Nelson Esor, George Akpabio and Rafiu Ishaq scored one every as they compounded the woes of bottom-placed.

Sunday’s rain of targets in Port Harcourt began 17 minutes into the sport. Ishaq’s shot was rebounded by the goalkeeper, Folarin Abayomi however Nelson Esor was well-positioned to faucet into the online.

Rivers United doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime with a shot from Akuneto.

Rivers United added to the Olukoya Boys’ woe with Akuneto scoring his brace from a close-range shot within the forty sixth minute.

The aim spree continued as George Akpabio added the fourth within the 84th minute.

Rafiu Ishaq Kayode made it 5 in stoppage time because the relegation battling MFM FC had been handed certainly one of their largest defeats this season by Stanley Eguma’s males.

The huge win over MFM has helped Rivers United lengthen their lead on the high of the league desk to seven factors as Plateau United misplaced on the street.

Mfm stay rooted within the twentieth place with 24 factors.

Another derby was additionally determined this weekend between Nasarawa United and Plateau in Bauchi with the previous claiming a 1-0 win

Sunday Okereke’s fourth-minute aim sealed victory for the Solid Miners.

Nasarawa’s victory pulled them to the twelfth place with 35 factors whereas Plateau United keep in second place with 51 factors.

Elsewhere, Shooting Stars additionally nicked a lone aim victory over Niger Tornadoes.