NPFL: Rangers Pip El-Kanemi 1-0 In Enugu, Kwara Utd, Tornadoes Pick Home Wins
Former champions Rangers International enhanced their chances in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) by defeating visiting El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri in matchday eight at the ‘Cathedral’ Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday.
Kelvin Itoya scored the only goal for the Flying Antelopes in the 82nd minute as the game ended 1-0 at regulation time in the epic encounter, With the slim victory, the Gbenga Ogunbote tutored side move up in the NPFL table.
Elsewhere at the Kwara Stadium in Ilorin, Kwara United FC bounced back to winning ways by defeating Katsina United 2-1. Godwin Emeka opened scoring for the Harmony Boys in the 49th minute, Stephen Alfred doubled the lead in the 69th minute, while Martins Usule reduced the tally in the 84th minute.
Niger Tornadoes defeated Nasarawa United 1-0 at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja. Segun Alebiosu scored from Ibrahim Babawo close range assist in the 11th minute, in another thrilling encounter.
Newly promoted Go-Round FC defeated Abia Warriors 1-0 at the Krisdera Hotel Stadium Omoku in Rivers State. Okon Otop scored early in the 3rd minute of the tie to give the club vital home win.
Yobe Desert Stars defeated Rivers United 1-0 in their epic clash. Philip Asuquo scored the only goal from the penalty spot in the 80th minute. In another encounter, both Sunshine Stars and Kano Pillars settled for a scoreless draw in Akure.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated Heartland FC 2-0 in their Oriental derby clash. Ekene Awazie put the host in front in the 25th minute, Seka Pascal sealed victory for the Anambra Warriors in the 56th minute.
NPFL Week 8 Results:
FCIU 2-0 Heartland
Kwara Utd 2-1 Katsina Utd
Tornadoes 1-0 Nasarawa Utd
Yobe DS 1-0 Rivers Utd
Go Round 1-0 Abia Warriors
Rangers 1-0 El-Kanemi
Sunshine 0-0 Kano Pillars