Nigeria Premier League NPFL Matchday 27 Wrap: Rangers, Akwa United Claim Away Win

Action returned to the Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL with some Matchday 27 games done and dusted.

Matchday 27 produced much talking points as Enugu Rangers under Fidelis Illechukwu continued their impressive form this season.

The game involving Rivers United and Sunshine was postponed as a result of the former involvement in the CAF Confederation Cup.

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Also, Akwa United surprising 2-1 away win against high flying Plateau United caused an upset for the Jos based club.

A total of 19 goals was scored with only two games ended in stalemate.

After beating Heartland 2-1 in their eastern match on Sunday in Aba, Rangers became the league’s top team in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Eight minutes before halftime, Rangers took the lead thanks to Emmanuel Onyebuchi.

Kalu Nweke gave the visitors a double lead in the 54 minutes.

Following a 1-1 home match with Bayelsa United, Lobi Stars fell to second place in the standings.

A minute after the hour, Chinedu Chukwu gave the home team the lead.

With 11 minutes remaining, Kehinde Lawal scored the equaliser to spark a comeback for Bayelsa United.

Akwa United defeated Plateau United 2-1 in Jos to earn their first away victory of the year.

Ten minutes in, Cameroon defender Gerome Heutchou gave the visitors the lead. Thirteen minutes from time, Sunday Anthony tied the score for Plateau United with a penalty kick.

But in stoppage time, Sani Suleiman scored the game-winning goal from another penalty.

In Ilorin, holders Enyimba was defeated 2-1 by Kwara United.

Kwara United’s Emmanuel Ogbole scored both goals, and Enyimba’s Ikenne Cooper found the net.

Remo Stars defeated Bendel Insurance 2-0 in Ikenne to increase their prospects of winning the championship.

The goals for the Sky Blue Stars were scored by Hadi Haruna and Olamilekan Adebayo.


Kano Pillars 1-0 Sporting Lagos

Doma United 1-1 Gombe United

Katsina Utd 2-1 Abia Warriors

Heartland 1-2 Rangers

Lobi Stars 1-1 Bayelsa Utd

Kwara Utd 2-1 Enyimba

Plateau Utd 1-2 Akwa Utd

Remo Stars 2-0 Bendel Insurance

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