Following Enyimba’s shock victory over Kano Pillars at the Sai Masu Gida Kano slaughterhouse, Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBPYE AMOSU relives other recent shocking Nigeria Professional Football League away wins…
KANO PILLARS 1 VS 2 ENYIMBA
(MAY 4, 2016)
Enyimba went into their rescheduled week seven fixture against Kano Pillars in poor form after failing to win their last two fixtures but surprisingly shocked the Sai Masu Gida 2-1 at home.
Pillars were on course to win the game after taking the lead through Rabiu Ali, but Enyimba stunned the hosts by staging a comeback with goals from Nzube Anaezemba and Ike ThankGod.
KANO PILLARS 1 VS 2 NASARWA UNITED
(AUGUST 23, 2015)
Kano Pillars were unbeaten in the Nigeria Professional Football League for 12 years at the Sani Abacha Stadium. The run lasted for 202 games before it was halted by their northern rivals, Nasarawa United, who beat them 2-1 at home.
Mannir Ubale and Bature Yaro scored for the Solid Miners, while Rabiu Ali scored Pillars’ only goal.
HEARTLAND 0 VS 3 SUNSHINE STARS
(MAY 3, 2015)
Sunshine Stars recorded one of the most shocking away wins in the history of the Nigeria Professional Football League when they beat former champions Heartland Football Club of Owerri 3-0 at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in the 2014/2015 season.
The Owena Waves won the game courtesy of a brace from Tunde Adeniji and a goal from Prince Aggreh.
NASARAWA UNITED 1 VS 2 MFM FC
(FEBRUARY 21, 2016)
Nasarawa United were firm favourites to win this week one tie but were shocked 2-1 at home by MFM FC who were making their debut appearance in the NPFL.
The Solid Miners fell behind through strikes from Musa Newman and Chukwuka Emmanuel, while they pulled one back through Ifeanyi Nweke.
SHOOTING STARS 0 VS 1 LOBI STARS
(February 22, 2016)
Shooting Stars’ campaign in the 2015/ 2016 season started on an embarrassing note as they were defeated 1-0 at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan by Lobi Stars.
Emmanuel Ajia scored the winner for the Pride of Benue.