Rivers United extends lead in NPFL title chase

Rivers United have extended the lead on the 2021-2022 table of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to five points over title rival, Plateau United.

Plateau United fell yesterday in the Enyimba Stadium to a 2-0 defeat to Abia Warriors which paved the way for the Pride of Rivers to capitalise on the slip to record a hard-fought victory in Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.

A second-half goal from Enyinnaya Kazie in the 77th minute was enough to secure a three-point victory over fourth-placed Remo Stars while Plateau had conceded two goals from Innocent Gabriel and Imeh Atobasi, Abia Warriors’ players.

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Elsewhere in Enugu, Rangers returned to the third position on the NPFL table by defeating Dakkada 1-0 after Remo Stars lost to league leaders in Port Harcourt by a lone goal.

Matchday29 NPFL results from other areas saw Katsina United defeat Enyimba 1-0 in Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Nasarawa won Wikki Tourist 1-0, Shooting Stars drew with MFM 1-1, and Gombe United trashing Kwara United 4-2.

Furthermore, Kano Pillars defeated Heartland of Owerri 3-1, Lobi Stars played a barren draw with Sunshine Stars of Akure while Akwa United edged Niger Tornadoes to a one-nil victory in Godswil Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.

However, Rivers United in their matchday30 will travel to tackle Dakkada on Sunday, May 29 at the Nest of Champions while fellow title contender Plateau United will host third-placed Enugu Rangers the same day in Jos.

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