Home Sports How Enugu Rangers’ Victory Run Was Halted By Shooting Stars, Check Other...

How Enugu Rangers’ Victory Run Was Halted By Shooting Stars, Check Other NPFL Results

Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan
Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan

Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan on Wednesday clinched a 1-0 home win through Christian Pyagbara’s early minute  goal against Enugu Rangers  as the race for this year’s  Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL)  title race goes down the wire.

Rangers still lead  the pack  with 46 points but the race for the top three finish is getting even  more exciting  after Matchday 36 fixtures were concluded  on Wednesday.

Plateau United are back in the race for continental ticket following a 2-1 away win against Sporting Lagos while Remo Stars and Shooting Stars benefited from Enyimba slip up at home to Bayelsa United to make.

At  the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos, Chimezie Izuchukwu and Bernard Mundi gave Plateau United a 2-0 first half lead before Jonathan Alukwu reduced the goal arrears in the 79th  minute for the Noisy Lagosians. Plateau United returned to the fifth spot with 57 points while Sporting Lagos dropped  to 17th in the relegation zone.

In Ikenne, Remo Stars confirmed Heartland FC’s relegation from the topflight with a 4-1 thumping at the Remo Stars Stadium. With the result, Heartland cannot finish the season higher than 19th spot while Remo Stars moved to the second spot with 62 points behind league leaders, Enugu Rangers who have 64 points.

Enyimba lost more ground in their attempt to qualify for the CAF Champions League next season following their disappointing 1-1 home draw with Bayelsa United who boosted their survival chances with the point gained.

At the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa United widened the gap between them and the relegation zone to three points after they got their fourth win in the last six games with a 3-1 victory over stubborn Katsina United.

At the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Niger Tornadoes defeated Lobi Stars 3-2 in a North Central derby to move within a point of topflight safety in 12th  spot with 48 points.

Gombe United were beaten 3-1 by Abia Warriors at the Pantami Stadium  while Kwara United defeated Kano Pillars 2-0.

NPFL Matchday 36 Results

Gombe United 1-3 Abia Warriors

Kwara United 2-0 Kano Pillars

Bendel Insurance 2-1 Rivers United

Shooting Stars 1-0 Rangers

Niger Tornadoes 3-2  Lobi Stars

Akwa United 3-1 Katsina United

Remo Stars 4-1 Heartland

Sporting Lagos 1-2 Plateau United

Enyimba 1-1 Bayelsa United

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

author avatar


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here