NPFL: Kano Pillars pip Akwa Utd to move up to second spot

By Daily Sports on May 4, 2018

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Kano Pillars have shot to second spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) standing after defeating Akwa United 1-0 in a rescheduled Match-day 15 game at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano Wednesday.

Veteran midfielder Rabiu Ali scored the winning goal from the spot in the 38th minute after Akwa United’s right-back Etim Matthew tripped Nzube Anaezemba inside the box.

The Sai Masu Gida who are four-time champions are now only three points behind leaders Lobi Stars on 31 points.

Elsewhere, Champions Plateau United were held 1-1 by Wikki Tourists at the New Jos Stadium. Emmanuel Odafe gave the hosts the lead in the 25th minute after her was set up by King Osanga.

Abubakar Umar levelled scores for Wikki Tourists from a counter-attack in the 58th minute after the same Osanga lost the ball in midfield.

Kennedy Boboye’s men remain in the fourth position on 29 points, while Wikki moved a step from 17th to 16th on the log. 

In another rescheduled Match-day 15 encounter, Go Round FC moved away from the drop zone to end their six-game winless streak with a 1-0 win against MFM FC.

Chris Kpeke headed home the winner from Ebuka Akondu’s corner five minutes after the break.

The Omoku club rose from 18th to 14th following the win, while MFM remain in the 11th position in the standing.

MATCH-DAY 15

(Rescheduled)

Plateau Utd 1-1 Wikki

Kano Pillars 1-0 Akwa Utd

Go Round 1-0 MFM FC

Culled from THISDAY. Photo shows Kano Pillars Captain Rabiu Ali in action

Source Daily Sports

Posted May 4, 2018

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