The Nigeria Professional Football League continues over the weekend with the installation of the matchday 3.

It started with action on Saturday when Akwa United defeated Abia Warriors by 2-1 with Cyril Ndifreke Effiong with the two goals.

He scored the first in the 6 minutes into the match and completed his brace in the 56th minute to shoot Akwa United into the lead from the penalty spot after Harrison Ibukun equalised for Abia Warriors in the 27th minute.

The results gave Akwa United their first victory of the campaign while Abia Warriors are still searching for their first victory after the three matches played so far, a situation that should worry the management of the Imama Amakpakabo team.

The remaining games were played on Sunday. In Lagos MFM FC maintained 100% home record by defeating visiting Sunshine Stars FC by 1 goal to nil as Dennis Obasi scored the lone goal in the 7th minute of the match.

Similar scoreline determines the game in Jigawa as Rangers International defeated Jigawa at home as Femi Ajayi broke the deadlock in the 79th minute of the closely contested encounter.

Ifeanyi Uba FC suffered a similar fate at home when Nnamdi Mejuobi goal for Dakada FC in the 29th minute is good enough to give second away victory of the match day.

Enyimba FC quickly put their ouster from the CAF Champions League behind them as the Aba Elephants defeated Wikki Tourists by 1-0 through Nabil Yarou headed effort in the 24th minute.

Rasheed Ahmed goals in the 42nd and 74th minute gave the maximum three points to Katsina United enough to ensured that Adamawa Utd left Katsina empty-handed.

Heartland FC continues their poor start to the season as they lost by 3-0 against their host Plateau United to make it three loses on the bounce.

The Naze Millionaires’ defence was breached by Muhammadu Zulkifilu, Amos Gyang and Jesse Akila in the 19th, 55th and 60th respectively.

Another 3-0 scoreline was recorded in Rivers State as Rivers United continues from where they left off last week as they defeated visiting Kwara United by 3-0.

Ifeanyi Anaemena opened the scoring in the 32nd minutes, the dust is yet to before Godwin Aguda made it two goals in the 33rd minute while Chika Godwin waited till the 90th minute to nail the coffin from the penalty spot.

Rivers United no doubt is one of the teams in the form in presently, with zero goals conceded and maximum 9 points in the bag, they are a side to watch out this season if their earlier season form is anything to buy.

The stars shine all through the 90 minutes in Markurdi as Lobi Stars scored three goals to devour the Wolves from Warri.

Ossy Martins scored with his first touch on the ball as he fired from the centre line during the kick-off ritual of the match to give Lobi Stars the lead in the first minute.

Mathias Samuel made it two in the 64th minute while Chinoso Okonkwo put the icing on the cake in the 90th minute.

The only match that did not produce a winner was in Lafia, between Nasarawa FC and Kano Pillars. Kano Pillars Nyima Nwagua goal on the dot of 48th minute was cancelled out by Adamu Hassan in the 83rd minute to ensure the share of the spoils.

Matchday 3 At A Glance

10 matches played

17 goals scored, with an average of 1.7 goals per match

9 Victories with 2 coming from Away grounds.

1 match ended in a draw.

3 Goals were scored from spot-kick with

3 Goals was scored on the dot 90 minutes with 3 Matches ended with 3-0 scoreline
2 Players Scored a brace.


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