Nigerian Football

NPFL Review: Abia Warriors, Ifeanyi Ubah win big

by: Evolve


The duo of Abia Warriors and FC Ifeanyi UbahFC, FCIU were the biggest winners on match day 11 of the Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL. 

The talented and veteran forward scored a wonderful brace in between goals from Chukwuemeka Obioma, who netted the opener, and Paul Samson. 

Godwin Obaje was in superb scoring form as Warriors continued their resurgence with a 4-1 defeat of Warri Wolves on Sunday in Okigwe, Aba.

The goals were Obaje’s first in the league in over 26 hours of football in NPFL and what a way to end your drought. 

For Warriors, it has been an incredible turnaround in fortunes since that three-match ultimatum handed to their coach,Imama Amapakabo. 

The Ochendo Babes have now won three of their last four matches, with just one defeat in the last seven NPFL games. 

This has seen them pick up 12 valuable points from a possible 21, moving them up to 16th on the log and off relegation waters for the first time since the beginning of the season. 

Meanwhile, in Nnewi, just behind the Warriors are FCIU, who also recorded an impressive and important win at home on the day. 

The Nnewi Boys were just too strong for their visitors Katsina United following a 3-0 victory. 

Evans Ogbonna put them 1-0 ahead at the break before Nonso Nzediegwu doubled their advantage three minutes into the second 45.

Just before the hour mark, whatever hopes Katsina had of taking something positive from the game were doused as Emma Uchegbu sealed the win and three points with a third goal for FCIU. 


Elsewhere,  Rangers International ended one of the longest unbeaten runs in the in league after a narrow and hard-fought 1-0 win over Kwara United at the Cathedral in Enugu. 

Chiamaka Madu was the hero as his first half goal proved to be the winner, which ended the eight-match unbeaten run of league leaders, United. 

In Lagos, MFM FC ended their poor run of seven matches without a win with a disciplined 2-0 victory over a deflated Adamawa United side.

All goals were scored in the first half courtesy of Adeyinka Nojeem and Oladayo Alabi to hand the Olukoya Boys just a third win of the season. 

Jigawa Stars and Lobi Stars recorded 1-0 wins over Nasarawa United and Kano Pillars respectively,  while Sunshine Stars were the only team that failed to shine at home after a share of the spoils with their visitors. 

Sunshine were held to a 1-1 draw by Heartland FC, who were denied all three points by a Sad’eeq Admat penalty for the home side. 

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