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Published On: Mon, Jan 27th, 2020

NPFL: Lobi pips Nasarawa United to regain top spot

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Lobi Stars battle Nasarawa United

By Albert Akota

Lobi Stars regained top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League following a 2-1 home win against Nasarawa United at the Aper Aku Stadium yesterday.
Chigozie Obasi put the hosts ahead in the 8th minute, while Samad Kadiri doubled the advantage in the first minute of added time.
Chinedu Ohanachom pulled a goal back for Nasarawa United deep into stoppage time.
Plateau United dropped to second position in the table after they were held to a 0-0 draw by MFM at the Agege Stadium.
Rivers United also endured a disappointing evening as they played out a 0-0 draw against Wikki Tourists in Port Harcourt.
In Akure, Sunshine Stars and Kano Pillars battled to a 2-2 draw in a thrilling encounter.
Anthony Omaka gave Pillars the lead nine minutes before the break, while Auwalu Ali levelled for Pillars in the 49th minute.
Omaka put Sunshine Stars ahead for the second time in the game a minute after the hour mark only for Ali to equalise again nine minutes later.
At the Umuahia Township Stadium, Abia Warriors defeated Warri Wolves 1-0 courtesy of Okon Otop 90th minute strike.
Akwa United edged out Heartland 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
Heartland took the lead through Chukwuemeka Obioma in the 15th minute, but the home team rallied back through goals from Ndifreke Effiong (brace) and Akarandut Orok.
Tasiu Lawal scored the winning goal in the third minute as Katsina United pip FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.
MATCHDAY 17 RESULTS
Abia Warriors 1-0 Wolves
Katsina Utd 1-0 FC Ifeanyiubah
Akwa Utd 3-1 Heartland
Sunshine Stars 2-2 Kano Pillars
Adamawa Utd 2-1 Kwara Utd
MFM 0-0 Plateau Utd
Rivers Utd 0-0 Wikki
Lobi 2-1 Nasarawa Utd
Dakkada 2-0 Jigawa GS

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