NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors, Heartland share points in derby stalemate

This weekend, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) produced 12 goals, five home wins and two draws.

Here is the wrap of games from the seven centres.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 Sunshine Stars

FC Ifeanyi Ubah fought from a goal down to beat Sunshine Stars in Nnewi.

Sikiru Alimi silenced fans at the Fortress with the opener. Goals from Patrick Ikeokwu, Issif Traore and Alaekwe Chijioke sealed the three points for the Anambra Warriors.

Katsina United 2-1 Rivers United

Martins Usule broke the hearts of Rivers United fans by scoring the winner as Katsina United pipped the Port Harcourt-based team.

Wikki Tourists 1-1 Kano Pillars

In the northern derby, Wikki Tourists and Kano Pillars played out a 1-1 draw.

Nafiu Kabuga’s effort was cancelled out by Alassan Ibrahim in an explosive game played at the New Stadium in Jos.

Lobi Stars 1-0 El-Kanemi Warriors

Samad Kadiri’s solitary strike from the penalty spot handed Lobi Stars victory over El-Kanemi Warriors.

Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Enugu Rangers

Ibrahim Babawo scored the only goal of the game as Niger Tornadoes defeated Enugu Rangers.

Yobe Desert Stars 1-0 Go Round FC

A 77th minute goal from James Odeh handed the maximum points to Yobe Desert Stars against Go Round FC.

Heartland 0-0 Abia Warriors

A determined performance from Abia Warriors saw them grab a draw at Heartland in the oriental derby.