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NPFL Week 27 games review: ‎Rangers go on top as Wikki stumble

18/07/2016

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By Timothy Dehinbo

Akwa United 2-3 Enugu Rangers

Akwa united suffered a defeat at their home ground to Enugu Rangers on Saturday evening. They lost at home 2-3 at the nest of champions which leaves them 8th on the log after 27 matches played so far.Enugu rangers moved to the top of the table with a convincing win over the uyo boys,it was a vital win for the flying antelopes,because they needed to be getting results away from home.They now sit on top of the table with 46 points,2 points ahead their closest rival Wikki Tourists.

 Nassarawa United vs Sunshine Stars

Nassarawa bounced back from last week's defeat to shooting stars by beating Sunshine stars 3 goals to nil in grand style at their home ground in Lafia.The win sees them 11th on the log with 36 points.Sunshine Stars returned to action this week with a bitter manner by losing 3 0 to Nassarawa united,but even with the loss,they still remain ahead of Nassarawa united on the table with goals difference.They stay 7th on the log.

 Enyimba FC 2-1 Kano Pillars 

The Enyimba vs pillars game was the biggest game in the #NPFL this weekend,due to the rivalry and excitement it has brought over the years,and it certainly proved that again when the both sides met on Sunday at the yakubu Gowon stadium,Enyimba's adopted home ground with three goals in the game. Enyimba won 2 goals to 1 at home against pillars,which made them complete the double over pillars this season.Enyimba now sit 4th on the log with 40 points,6 behind table toppers Enugu Rangers,with them having 2 outstanding games.Kano pillars looked like they could get something out of the game,when Adamu Mohammed canceled out Enyimba's first goal immediately after they scored,but they were only able to score,they could not even get a point.That loss place them 5th on the log with 39 points.

Rivers United 2-0 Shooting Stars

Rivers united vs shooting stars game was more of a replay after both sides faced each other in the Federation's Cup earlier in the week,with Rivers coming out top after penalties. Rivers repeated that at home again, beating the Oluyole warriors at home and in the presence of the state Governor 2-0.Rivers united remain third on the log with 44 points.Only goals difference separates them and Wikki Tourists,with them still having an outstanding game.Shooting stars continue to try to stay off relegation,but they lost against Rivers which place them 17th on the table.

MFM FC 2-0 Heartland FC

MFM defeated Heartland of Owerii 2 goals to nil,at the Agege stadium even without the fans,because the game was played behind closed doors,so they are placed 9th on the log with an outstanding game for them. Heartland continue to battle relegation,they are 18th on the table as things stand.

 Ifeanyi Ubah FC 1-0 El Kanemi Warriors

The ubah boys got a one nil victory at home against a boastful El Kanemi side,and they are 10th on the log right now. El kanemi warriors are placed 13th on the table after the loss to the ubah boys.

Abia Warriors 1-0 Warri Wolves

Abia warriors ended their four games run without a win against Warri wolves.They beat Warri Wolves 1-0 at home,and are 12th on the table.Warri wolves continue to show their inconsistency after they were beaten by Abia warriors and they  are 15th on the log with 31 points just 1 point above the relegation zone,which is a dangerous position for them.

 Lobi Stars 1-0 Plateau united

Lobi looked like they were not going to get three points from the game,when they missed a chance to go ahead from the penalty spot in the first half until they got a late second half winner,and they now sit 6th on the table with 38 points.Plateau united had gotten four points into their last two games before this,but they could only lose to Lobi which place them 16th on the log, with 30 points,they are just above the relegation zone with goals difference.

Niger Tornadoes 1-1 Wikki Tourists

Niger Tornadoes vs Wikki was the only game of the weekend with a draw,Wikki had to come back to pull a draw later in the game. Wikki dropped to 2nd place after the draw with 44 points leaving them 2 points behind league leaders Enugu Rangers, Niger Tornadoes could not hold on to their 1-0 lead as they made Wikki pull a draw. The draw places them 14th on the table with 33 points.
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