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NPFL: Rangers Can’t Beat Kwara United; Rivers United, Sunshine, El-Kanemi Win

NPFL: Rangers Can’t Beat Kwara United; Rivers United, Sunshine, El-Kanemi WinAction during NPFL clash between Abia Warriors and Katsina United in Umuahia on Sunday. Photo courtesy LMC Media

By Adeboye Amosu:

Former Nigeria Professional Football League champions Enugu Rangers were held to a 0-0 draw by Kwara United in a match day 17 encounter at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The Flying Antelopes dominated possession in the game but failed to break down their opponents who stood firm to earn a share of the spoils.

Kwara United are now unbeaten in four games under new coach Abubakar Bala.

Abia Warriors extended their unbeaten streak to seven games after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Katsina United at the Umuahia Township Stadium also on Sunday.

Samson Obi put the hosts ahead in the 16th minute but they were pegged back by Joshua Agboola’s 39th minute penalty awarded after Chinedu Efugh handled Destiny Ashadi’s cross in the box.

In Port Harcourt, Rivers United beat Nasarawa United courtesy of Sochuma Eluma’s strike after just 57 seconds.

At the Krisdera Hotel Stadium, Omoku, Go Round FC’s survival hopes suffered a blow after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Niger Tornadoes.

Captain Nelson Esor gave the hosts the lead in the 18th minute after he was set up by Odinaka Onyinrimba.

Segun Alebiosu restored parity for Tornadoes a minute before half time.

Go Round missed the chance to claim maximum points in the game after Chile Azu penalty hit the woodwork a minute before the half hour mark.

El-Kanemi Warriors recorded the biggest win of the day, thrashing Heartland 3-0 in Maiduguri.

Bello Kofarmata netted the opener from the spot in the 35th minute, while Anthony Yeful got a brace in the 50th and 75th minutes respectively to complete the rout.

Sunshine Stars boosted their survival aspirations following a 2-1 win against Wikki Tourists in Akure.

Abubakar Umar put the visitors ahead after three minutes but Sunshine Stars rallied back through goals by Sikiru Alimi and Franklyn Sasere.

Matchday 17 results

Rivers Utd 1-0 Nasarawa Utd
Abia Warriors 1-1 Katsina Utd
El-Kanemi 3-0 Heartland
Sunshine Stars 2-1 Wikki
Rangers 0-0 Kwara Utd
Go Round 1-1 Tornadoes

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