One of the big winners during the weekend in the NPFL was Wikki Tourists who smashed three goals past FC Ifeanyiubah at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi. Godwin Obaje scored the opener while Abubakar Lawal helped himself with a brace.
It was a four-goal thriller in Umuahia as Abia Warriors defeated MFM FC 3-1 to move to the second position behind Rangers who on Friday after 2-1 victory over Nasarawa United. Uche Ihuarulam, Stanley Okoro and Ndifreke Effiong scored for Warriors while Nelson Kenedium got MFM’s consolatory goal.
Anthony Okpotu’s late goal from the spot for Lobi Stars denied Niger Tornadoes the chance of earning their first point on the road this season.
First half goals by Goodluck Onamado and John Odumegwu handed Warri Wolves a two-goal victory over Giwa FC, who have now suffered their sixth defeat of the season and are now in the bottom-four.
A solitary strike by the dreadlock-wearing Ifeanyi Onuigbo just before the hour mark proved to be the winner as Heartland edged Sunshine Stars 1-0.
Rivers United were closing in on their fourth away point of the season until James Itodo’s long throw-in for Plateau United was turned in for an own goal in added time.
Plateau United had taken the lead through Benjamin Turba on 14 minutes before Chinonso Okonkwo cancelled it with 10 minutes to regulation time.