By Adeboye Amosu:
Photo courtesy LMC Media (FC IfeanyiUbah vs Enugu Rangers):
Stephen Odey scored his fifth goal of the season as high-flying MFM FC beat their hosts Sunshine Stars 1-0 at the Akure Township Stadium in a Nigeria Professional Football League match-day six encounter on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The young forward struck three minutes after the break to hand the Olukoya Boys the win.
Fidelis Ilechukwu’s men are now unbeaten in their last four NPFL games and now sit in second position with 13 points, one behind surprise leaders Plateau United.
In Ibadan, Shooting Stars put up a fine display to end Rivers United’s seven-game unbeaten run in the league by handing the visitors a 2-1 defeat.
The hosts who have failed to register a win in their last four games went ahead through Sunday Faleye in the 17th minute of the highly entertaining encounter.
Lukman Mohammed restored parity for the away side in the 29th minute, his first goal for the club.
3SC who dominated the game from beginning to the end got the winner 22 minutes from time through Jide Apena.
Leaders Plateau United maintained their unbeaten run by holding Nasarawa United to a goalless draw at the Lafia City Stadium.
FC Ifeanyiubah beat Enugu Rangers 1-0 in the South-East derby in Nnewi.
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Ivorian forward Seka Pascal missed the chance to put the home side ahead late in the first when he missed from the penalty spot.
Prince Aggreh however scored the winner for the Anambra Warriors from another penalty 15 minutes from time, his third goal for the club since arriving from Kano Pillars.
At the Sani Abacha Stadium, substitute Adamu Mohammed scored late in the game to hand Kano Pillars a 1-0 win against hard-fighting ABS FC.
It was jubilation galore at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo as Akwa United picked their first win of the campaign with a 1-0 victory against Remo Stars.
The game looked to be heading for a stalemate before substitute Musa Newman, the new arrival from MFM FC, scored the decisive goal in the 83rd minute.
Lobi Stars extended their unbeaten run to two games with a 2-0 win against struggling Wikki Tourists in Makurdi.
Kingsley Eduwo and Solomon Kwambe got the goals for Godwin Uwa’s charges.
In another match-day six fixture, Niger Tornadoes rallied from a goal down to hold Katsina United to a 1-1 draw at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja.
Katsina United captain Nasiru Sani gave his team the lead from the spot on 25 minutes.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 70 minute after Udechukwu Chinedu was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Two minutes later, Ifeanyi Okoye netted the equaliser for the hosts.
Abia Warriors secured their first win in three games after edging out Gombe United 1-0 in Umuahia with Sunday Adetunji scoring the winner six minutes from time.
El-Kanemi Warriors also beat Enyimba 1-0 in Maiduguri.
MATCH-DAY SIX RESULTS
Niger Tornadoes 1 V 1 Katsina United
Kano Pillars 1 V 0 ABS
Sunshine Stars 0 V 1 MFM FC
El-Kanemi 1 V 0 Enyimba
Lobi Stars 2 V 0 Wikki Tourists
Nasarawa United 0 V 0 Plateau United
Shooting Stars 2 V 1 Rivers United
Akwa United 2 V 0 Remo Stars
Abia Warriors 1 V 0 Gombe United
FC Ifeanyiubah 1 V 0 Enugu Rangers