NPFL: Rangers Stop El-Kanemi On Imama’s Return, Pillars Hold Sunshine; FCIU Edge Heartland

NPFL: Rangers Stop El-Kanemi On Imama’s Return, Pillars Hold Sunshine; FCIU Edge Heartland

By Adeboye Amosu: FC IfeanyiUbah picked their first win in five games in the Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL)  with a comfortable 2-0 home victory against Eastern rivals Heartland on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria. com reports.

Ekene Awazie got the curtain raiser off a freekick in the 25th minute, while Ivorian striker Seka Pascal made the points safe by adding the second 11 minutes after the break.
In Enugu, Imama Amapakabo’s return to his former club  ended on a sour note as El-Kanemi Warriors narrowly lost 1-0 to Enugu Rangers.
Kelvin Itoya netted the decisive goal eight minutes from time.
At the Kwara Sports Complex, Kwara United recorded their third victory of the NPFL campaign after a nervy 2-1 home win against Katsina United.
Following a disjointed first half performance, Godwin Emeka put the Harmony Boys ahead four minutes after the break.
Stephen Alfred got the second for John Obuh’s men on the half hour mark, his third of the season.
Martins Usule ensured a nervy end to the game by reducing the deficit eight minutes before the end of the game.
Niger Tornadoes edged out Nasarawa United 1-0 at the Confluence Stadium Lokoja courtesy of Segun Alebiosu’s 11th minute strike, while Yobe Desert Stars also beat River United 1-0 in Damaturu courtesy of  substitute Philip Asuquo’s 80th minute penalty.
In another match day eight fixture, Go Round FC boosted their survival hopes after defeating  Abia Warriors 1-0 in Omoku.
Okon Otop scored the winning goal in the third minute of the encounter.
In the Sunday’s last fixture, Sunshine Stars were held at home to a  0-0 draw by Kano Pillars.
NPFL MATCH DAY EIGHT RESULTS
FC IfeanyiUbah 2 vs  0Heartland FC
Kwara United    2 vs   1 Katsina United
Niger Tornadoes 1  vs 0 Nasarawa United
Yobe Desert Stars 1vs 0 Rivers United
Go Round             1  vs   0 Abia Warriors
Enugu Rangers 1  vs 0 El-Kanemi Warriors.
Sunshine Stars 0  vs   0  Kano Pillars

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