Sunshine, Pleateau records win as Ikorodu, Shooting game ends abandoned

By Daily Sports on August 8, 2016

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Sunshine Stars 2-0 Niger Tornadoes

Sunshine Stars defeated Niger Tornadoes 2-0 in Saturday's Nigeria Professional Football League match at the Akure Township Stadium.

A goal in each half by Michael Egbeta and Samad Kadiri helped the Owena Waves to their 11th win of the campaign.

Tornadoes came into the match on the back of a 2-1 morale boosting result over Abia Warriors.

With the result, Sunshine Stars climbed to 4th in the NPFL table with 43 points from 28 matches, while Niger Tornadoes slide to 14th with 36 points.

Plateau United 2-0 FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Plateau United picked up their 10th  win of the campaign with a 2-0 victory over FC Ifeanyi Ubah at the Rwang Pam Stadium.

The win moved the Jos side up to 11th in the league standings, while the Anambra Warriors whose seven-match unbeaten run was halted are 10th on the log.

Plateau United failed to threaten the Anambra Warriors' goal in the opening 10 minutes despite having most of the possession.

Zachary Baraje's Plateau United took the lead 12 minutes on the clock, as an unmarked Kabiru Umar tapped home Anayo Ogbonna's inviting pass.

Plateau United were certainly full of value for their 1-0 lead and took control of the game.

The home side then sealed the result in the 40th minute, as Benjamin Turba popped up at the back post to side-foot into the net.

El-Kanemi Warriors 1-0 Rivers United

El-Kanemi Warriors edged Rivers United 1-0 at the El-Kanemi Sports Stadium to dent their title hopes.

The Desert Warriors started much the better of the two teams but chances were few and far between.

It was Warriors' Japhet Mathias with the first decent chance of the match, as his free kick was saved by goalkeeper Abiodun Akande.

Yet the deadlock would be broken  by the home side when Ohanachom picked out his spot and buried the ball into the far corner.

There were little chances of note as  the referee signalled for the end of the match in Maiduguri.

The result meant Warriors got back to winning ways after two losses in a row with Rivers United still in third spot.

Abia Warriors 0-0 Akwa United

An undaunted ten-man Akwa United secured a goalless draw against Abia Warriors at a soaked Umuahia Township Stadium.

It was the fourth time that Warriors failed to win in the last five matches.

The homers couldn't capitalise on a numerical advantage after Chigozie Chilekwu was sent off for an off the ball incident in the 67th minute.

The victory moves Akwa United to eighth, with Abia Warriors sinking down to 15th position in the log.

Ikorodu Utd vs Shooting Stars

The Nigeria Professional Football League clash between Ikorodu United and Shooting Stars on Sunday had to abandoned because of crowd trouble.

The game between the relegation battled team was halted with four minutes left to play due to the hosts’ fans running onto the pitch.

Chinedu Onyelonu put the Oga Boys ahead in the 25th minute courtesy of Moses Ebiye’s assist.

And in the 89th minute, Ajani Ibrahim leveled scores for the Oluyole Warriors – a goal which infuriated the fans of the hosts who encroached the field of play.

The referee then ordered the players off the pitch and into the dressing rooms before ultimately deciding to abandon the game after speaking with representatives from both clubs.

The League Management Company are expected to give their verdict on the show of shame at the Onikan Stadium in the coming days.

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Source Daily Sports

Posted August 8, 2016


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