Plateau United maul Enyimba, Abia Warriors win again
It was one of the nine matches decided yesterday, and Plateau United left no one in doubt as to their intentions of beating the Elephants from Aba when defender, Elisha Golbe, curled home a freekick early on, before Kabiru Umar doubled their lead 10 minutes into the second half.
Emeka Umeh added a third late on, rendering Ikechukwu Ibenegbu’s free kick a mere consolation.Joining Plateau United on the top of the table after two round of matches is Abia Warriors, who enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win over newly promoted Katsina United in Umuahia. Godwin Zaki scored for the second game in a row before Seun Olulayo scored on his debut, nine minutes after the interval to seal victory for Okey Emordi’s men.
Newly promoted ABS FC of Ilorin secured a deserved away point after battling out a 1-1 draw with Niger Tornadoes in Lokoja. Mohammed Mohammed increased his season’s tally to two goals to give ABS the lead but Ebenezer Odeyemi restored parity late in the first half with none of the sides able to get a winner in the second half.
Fullback Solomon Kwambe’s first half goal was enough for Lobi Stars to dispatch Kano Pillars at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi while Gombe United came from behind to beat fellow newbies, Remo Stars 2-1 at the Patami Stadium in Gombe.
Last season’s top two teams, Enugu Rangers and Rivers United secured important points on the road on Match Day 2, with Striker Fortune Omoniwari scoring for a second game in a row as he rescued the point for Rangers in their 1-1 draw at Nasarawa United. Adamu Hassan had given Nasarawa the lead four minutes into the second half before Omoniwari struck on 67 minutes.
Rivers United ended their South South derby with Akwa United in Uyo 1-1, while the South West derby in Akure ended in a 1-0 victory for Sunshine Stars against Shooting Stars.
In Nnewi, FC Ifeanyiubah completed the game this time and trounced visiting MFM FC 4-0. Three first half goals from Yaya Kone, King Osanga and Jimoh Oni set Ifeanyiubah on the tone of victory before Ifeanyi Onuigbo added icing on the cake with a sweet free kick late on.Match Day 2’s final action will see El-Kanemi Warriors entertain Wikki Tourists in a North East derby today.
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