Nigeria Premier League NPFL:Lobi Claim First Away Win Of 2024 As Enyimba Send Sporting Lagos To Bottom

Action resumed in the Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL for the first time in 2024 with exciting games played on Matchday 17.

Matchday 17 heralded exciting results following the short break for the yuletide.

A total of 25 goals was scored to begin 2024 in the NPFL with Lobi Stars getting the only away win of Matchday 17 with a 2-0 win against Kwara United in Illorin.

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The Yes Father Boys only needed two goals in the first half from Samuel Tiza and Stanley Oganbor to defeat Coach Kabiru Dogo’s team with style.

In Eket, a resurgent Akwa United defeated Abia Warriors 3-1 to get back to winning ways. Under interim coach Umar Abdullahi, the Promise Keepers overcame a goal deficit to win all available points.

Heartland FC’s reinstated Christian Obi extended his team’s league winless streak after their 2-3 loss to Niger Tornadoes in Kaduna.

Bendel Insurance 2-0 Rangers International, Doma United 2-0 Katsina United, and Shooting Stars 1-0 Bayelsa United are the other outcomes.

The defending champions, Enyimba International FC, dispatched Sporting Lagos 2-0 to relegate them to the bottom of the table, while Plateau United was defeated 2-1 in Kano by Kano Pillars.

In the South-West derby in Ikenne, Rivers United rallied late to overcome Sunshine Stars 2-0, while table-toppers Remo Stars held Gombe United to a 1-1 draw.

Doma United 2-0 Katsina United

Bendel Insurance 2-0 Enugu Rangers

Kwara Utd 0-2 Lobi Stars

Enyimba 2-0 Sporting Lagos

3SC 1-0 Bayelsa Utd

Akwa Utd 3-1 Abia Warriors

Remo Stars 2-0 Sunshine Stars

Niger Tornadoes 3-2 Heartland

Kano Pillars 2-1 Plateau United

Gombe United 1-1 Rivers United

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