A game was postponed for the third consecutive game week due to downpour and waterlogged pitch, but there were still plenty of attraction on Matchday 32 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Enyimba FC 1-0 Kano Pillars
Mfon Udoh bagged his 12th league goal of the season as 7-time champions, Enyimba beat 10-man Kano Pillars. Junior Lokossa saw red for the visitors.
Remo Stars 0-1 MFM FC
Stephen Odey lost his 2nd penalty of the season, but Austin Ogunye scored the lone goal as MFM defeated Remo Stars 1-0 for their 2nd away win of the season.
Plateau United 2-0 Shooting Stars
Leaders Plateau United ended 3SC’s five-game unbeaten streak courtesy goals by Emmanuel Odafe and Ibeh Johnson.
Gombe United 0-0 Lobi Stars
Gombe United failed to build on their 2-2 away draw with Ifeanyi Ubah as they fired blanks against Lobi Stars.
El-Kanemi Warriors 1-0 Akwa United
Tchoanfine Pade’s first half effort turned out to be the winner as Elkanemi beat Akwa United.
Katsina United 2-2 ABS Ilorin FC
ABS FC twice came from behind to hold Katsina United to a 2-2 draw. Destiny Ashadi and Joseph Adah scored for Katsina, while Martins Ossy and Akinbo Oluwasegun got ABS’ goals.
Wikki Tourists 2-1 Sunshine Stars
Nojeem Raji’s early strike for the visitors was cancelled by goals from Idris Guda and Chinedu Onyelonu . Sunshine’s Dayo Ojo will miss the next game against Akwa United after being sent off for dissent.
Nasarawa United 1-0 Niger Tornadoes
Yinka Onaolapo scored the lone goal while Suraj Ayeleso kept his 13th cleansheet of the season as Nasarawa United edge Niger Tornadoes 1-0 in Lafia. It was the first time Tornadoes were conceding in five games.
Abia Warriors 0-0 FC Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah and Abia Warriors shared the spoils at the Umuahia Townships stadium.
Rangers Int’l FC 2-1 Rivers United (MATCH REPORT)
The game between Rangers and Rivers United was postponed until Monday morning because of waterlogged pitch caused by heavy downpour in Enugu.
Ifeanyi George scored a first-half brace as last years champions defeated the visitors 2-1, and Ifeanyi Nweke second-half proved to be just a consolation
Team of the Week: MFM FC
MFM picked their 2nd away victory of the season, despite losing a penalty in the game to keep the pressure on leaders Plateau United. 3 points separate the two teams with 6 games remaining. #CloseBattle
Extra: Stephen Odey – NPFL top scorer Stephen Odey lost a penalty in 2 attempts. He ballooned the first, while the goalkeeper saved the second before being substituted minutes later. #BadDay
18- Stephen Odey (MFM)
14- Tony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)
12- Sunday Adetunji (Abia Warriors)
12- Samuel Mathias (El-kanemi Warriors)
12- AlHassan Ibrahim (Akwa United)
13- Suraj Ayeleso (Nasarawa United)
12- Mustapha Aliko (Tornadoes)
12- Olorunleke Ojo (Akwa United)
10- Sikiru Olatunbosun (MFM)
9- Thomas Zenke (Nasarawa)
9- Sikiru Olatunbosun (MFM)8- Daniel Itodo (Plateau)
7- Bashir Sheriff (Abia Warriors)
7- Ibrahim Babawo (Tornadoes)
Current League Table
— League Management NG (@LMCNPFL) July 31, 2017