By Adeboye Amosu:
Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf
Warri Wolves beat Kano Pillars 1-0 on Wednesday at the Warri City Stadium to secure their first maximum points of the season.
Kelvin Itoya scored the winner in added time to break the hearts of the visitors who gave their all in the closely fought encounter.
In Makurdi, Anthony Okpotu scored a brace as Lobi Stars defeated Sunshine Stars 2-1.
The forward opened scoring for his side in the 13th minute, with Emmanuel Sunday grabbing the equaliser for the visitors in the 68th minute.
Okpotu restored the hosts' lead two minutes later when he scored the winner.
League new boys, MFM FC of Lagos, beat Rivers United 2-1 at the Agege Stadium to make it two wins out of two in their opening two games in the top flight.
MFM are now on top of the NPFL table with Lobi Stars.
The Olukoya Boys dominated proceedings in the early part of the game and got the reward for their efforts when Ifeanyi Ifeanyi converted from the spot in the 18th minute.
Sikiru Olatunbosun doubled their lead six minutes later, while Fredrick Obomate in the 57th minute pulled one back for Rivers United, his second of the campaign.
Chisom Chikatara opened his goals account for the season as 10-man Abia Warriors secured a hard fought 2-1 home win against El-Kanemi Warriors.
The forward got the curtain raiser early in the game before Mustapha Ibrahim equalised for the away side.
Olaha however grabbed the winner late in the game.
At the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Rangers rallied from a goal down to beat Plateau United 3-1.
Kim John put Plateau United ahead as early as the eighth minute, with three second-half goals by Togaba Komlan, Nnamdi Anyasodo and Chisom Egbuchulum ensuring that Rangers picked their first win of the season.
Niger Tornadoes and Giwa FC settled for a draw in Minna. Lukman Mohammed gave Tornadoes the lead on the stroke of half time.
David Sunday banged in the leveller 25 minutes from time.
There was no victor, no vanquished in Bauchi as Wikki Tourists and Heartland ended their game in a barren draw.
WEEK TWO RESULTS
Lobi Stars 2 V 1 Sunshine Stars
MFM FC 2 V 1 Rivers United
Abia W. 2 V 1 El-kanemi
Rangers 3 V 1 Plateau United
Tornadoes 1 V 1 Giwa FC
Warri W. 1 V 0 Kano Pillars
Wikki 0 V 0 Heartland
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