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NPFL: 10-Man Rivers United Pip Nasarawa United

NPFL: 10-Man Rivers United Pip Nasarawa United

 

CAF Confederation Cup campaigners Rivers United defeated visiting Nasarawa United 1-0 despite playing with 10 men in the first game of the second stanza of matchday 20 of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Saturday.

The only goal of the game was scored by Ayo Saka who volleyed in a left-footed strike in the 39th minute to give Rivers United the win.

Prior to the goal, Rivers United went a man down after Festus Austin was sent off in the 31st minute for a deliberate handball.

The win took Rivers United from 13th to 11th in the NPFL table in 27 points.

Nasarawa United remain ninth on the log on 27 points despite the defeat.

Nine games will be played at different venues on Sunday on matchday 20 of the NPFL.

Champions Rangers will welcome Gombe to Enugu, leaders Plateau United will be guests to Katsina United. Kano Pillars will entertain Niger Tornadoes at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano and Remo, playing at home, will face Enyimba.

In other fixtures, in Ibadan, Shooting Stars will battle IfeanyiUbah, Lobi Stars will travel to Akure to keep a date with Sunshine Stars, ABS will square off against El Kanemi Warriors in Ilorin. In Bauchi, Wikki Tourists and Abia Warriors will face off, while at the Agege Stadium, MFM will host Akwa United.

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