-champion, Rangers continue on losing spree.
[NPFL]–Plateau United has retained their top position on the Nigeria Professional Football League table after holding Shooting Stars to a draw at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan on Sunday, March 5, The Page reports.
The match which was the twelfth for both sides this season ended in a 1-1 draw for both team.
Johnson Ibeh gave Plateau United the lead in the 45th minute.
Ibrahim Adebayo however scored the equaliser from the penalty spot for the host. The game was temporarily held up but the situation was resolved and the NPFL match continued.
Plateau United now top the league table with 22 points following the draw against Shooting Stars.
In other match day 12 NPFL games, El-Kanemi Warriors were defeated 1-0 by host, Akwa United.
The warriors held out for a long period but were eventually shattered through Ibrahim Alhassan’s strike at the 82nd minutes.
El-Kanemi, despite their loss however stay second in the league table with 21 points.
NPFL defending Champions, Enugu Rangers’, woes continues has the lost 1-0 to host, Rivers United, at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.
The only goal of the game came in the first minute thanks to Esosa Igbinoba strike to give Rivers the win.
And at the Sani Abacha Stadium, 10-man Kano Pillars beat Enyimba 3-1.
A brace from Kabiru Balogun in the 24th and 61st minutes, and a late goal from Gambo Mohammed secured the win for Pillars who have now gone five games unbeaten.
Enyimba’s only goal was scored by Stephen Chukwude on 69 minutes from the penalty spot after Chinedu Udoji, of Pillars handled the ball inside the box and was sent off.
Niger Tornadoes beat Nasarawa United 2-0, IfeanyiUbah were held to a 2-2 home draw by Abia Warriors, Gombe United lost 1-0 away to Lobi Stars, ABS pipped Katsina United 1-0, Sunshine Stars defeated Wikki Tourists 1-0, while MFM FC edged Remo 1-0, Completesportsnigeria reports.
NPFL matchday 12 Results:
Niger Tornadoes 2 vs 0 Nasarawa United
FC IfeanyiUbah 2 vs 2 Abia Warriors
Akwa United 1 vs 0 El-Kanemi Warriors
Lobi Stars 1 vs 0 Gombe United
ABS F.C. 1 vs 0 Katsina United
Rivers United 1 vs 0 Enugu Rangers
Kano Pillars 3 vs 1 Enyimba
Sunshine Stars 1 vs 0 Wikki Tourists FC
Shooting Stars 1 vs 1 Plateau United
MFM FC 1 vs 0 Remo StarsPlease Follow Us @ThePageNg