It was another round of fantastic results in the Nigeria Professional Football League as no fewer than four away draws were recorded, whilst MFM ended Enugu Rangers’ six-game unbeaten run in Agege, AOIFootball.com reports.
At the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, former champions Plateau United claimed their first point on the road as they drew away at Akwa United who is still in search of their first home win of the season after two matches at the Nest of Champions.
New signing Mfon Udoh put the Promise Keepers ahead after 19 minutes via his first goal for the club before Bernard Ovoke equalized with his second strike of the season just before the hour mark.
Akwa then took the lead again via the boots of Udoh seven minutes from time, but with the Uyo boys already singing the song of victory, Benjamin Turns snatched a point for Plateau United two minutes into added time to pile more pressure of Rafael Everton and his lads.
At the Agege Stadium in Lagos, Aiteo cup champions Enugu Rangers began their campaign in the NPFL on a sour note as they lost 1-0 to MFM FC to record their first defeat since losing to Lobi Stars in the Super Cup last November in Asaba.
Kabir Adeniji’s early strike in the 23rd minute was enough to earn the Olukoya boys their second win of the season.
At the Dan Anyam Stadium in Owerri, Heartland continued their fine start to the NPFL season as they claimed their third victory of the campaign in their 1-0 win over Go Round FC with Okon Otop scoring a 90+4 winner to hand them all three points.
The same scoreline was recorded in the game between FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Yobe Desert Stars as an early strike from Chinonso Udeh on 23 minutes ensured Ifeanyi Ubah remained the only unbeaten team in the league to have played four rounds of matches.
In Katsina, Sheriff Bashir 90 minutes winner was all Katsina United needed to earn their first win of the season as they defeated neighbours Wikki Tourist by a lone goal.
In Akure, it was a good outing for Rivers United as they claimed their second successive point on the road after forcing Sunshine Stars to a 1-1 draw in front of their fans.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, Fuad Ekeleojuoti put the hosts ahead four minutes after the restart before Wasiu Jimoh equalized for the Visitors five minutes later as both teams settled for a share of the points.
In Gombe, Kano Pillars continued their abysmal away form as they lost 2-0 to host Gombe United.
Goals from Usman Musa on 39 minute and another from substitute Babangida Ibrahim after 71 minutes ensured the Sai Masu Gida boys suffered their second loss of the season whilst Gombe earned their first win of the campaign.
In Abia, Emeka Isaac 83rd minutes penalty was all Abia Worriors needed as they claimed a 1-0 victory over visiting Kada Stars of Kaduna.
It was stalemate in three other centres across the country as Lobi Stars earned an impressive draw away at Enyimba, with Kwara United also playing out a goalless draw in Benin against Insurance, same result was also recorded in Niger as Tornadoes also played goalless at home to Remo Stars
Katsina United 1 Wikki Tourist 0
Sunshine Stars 1 Rivers United
MFM FC 1 Rangers 0
Enyimba 0 Lobi Stars 0
Bendel Insurance 0 Kwara United 0
Niger Tornadoes 0 Remo Stars 0
FC Ifeanyi Ubah 1 Yobe Desert Stars 0
Heartland 1 Go-Round 0
Akwa United 2 Plateau United 2
Gombe United 2 Kano Pillars 0
Abia Warriors 1 Kada Stars 0