The leading NPFL goal scorer, Stephen Odey lost a penalty inside the Soccer Temple in the 32nd minute of play as 10 man Akwa United held the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries fc goalless at home. Kodjovi Dadzie handled the ball in the penalty area and the resultant penalty kick was played wide by Odey.
At the 87th minute Akwa United were reduced to 10 men after Aremu Azeez was sent off for a second bookable offence.
MFM remain second on the log with 34 points, two points off leaders Plateau United.
The league leader, Plateau United fc forced Katsina United fc to 1-1 draw to consolidate thier position on the log with a vital away point.
Katsina United took an early lead in the 4th minute of play through Chinedu Udechukwu but Plateau United equalized in the 59th minute through Daniel Itodo.
It was an absolute masaccare in Ibadan as Shooting Stars suffered a heaviest home defeat in history after they were spanked 3-0 by 10 man FC IfeanyiUbah.
Last season highest goal scorer, Godwin Obaje opened the scoring for FC IfeanyiUbah in the second minute before Pascal Seka doubled the visitors’ lead in the 14th minute of play.
The opportunity to rescue the game was wasted by Shooting Stars in the 27th minute when Adebayo Abayomi missed a penalty. The Super Eagles goal tender, Ikechukwu Ezenwa saved the kick.
In the 72nd minute, IfeanyiUbah were reduced to 10 men following Bright Onyedikachi’s sending off.
Even with a man less, fc IfeanyiUbah still scoeed in the 87th minute through formef Junior International, King Osanga.
In Sagamu, Enyimba secured their first away victory of the season with a 1-0 result at Remo Stars in Sagamu.
The only goal of the game was scored by Ugochukwu Leonard on 38 minutes.
A minute before Enyimba scored, their coach Gbenga Ogunbote was sent off.
With this resulted, Remo Stars fight against relegation is becoming more difficult as their rooted at the bottom of the 20 team log.
At the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, champions Rangers grabbed a late goal to beat 10-man Gombe United 2-1.
Adamu Mohammed gave Gombe the lead when he got on the scoresheet in the 12th minute.
Godwin Aguda made it 1-1 with four minutes left in the first half.
Gombe lost Austin Oladapo who was sent off on 69 minutes for a foul.
And in the 94th minute, Ebuka Okeke scored the winner to give Rangers the win.
In other results, Wikki Tourist spanked visiting Abia Warriors 3-0, ABS pipped El Kanemi 2-1, while Sunshine Stars lost 1-0 at home to Lobi Stars.
At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano Pillars beat Niger Tornadoes 1-0.
Pillars’ hero was Junior Lokosa who scored in the 25th minute of play.
After starting on a very bright note, the former Super Eagles gaffer, Austin Eguavon led the Sunshine Stars of Akure to an home defeat as Lobi Stars of Makurdi peeped the Owena Boys 1-0.
It takes 39 minutes for Rivers United fc to score a lone goal against the visiting Nasarawa United through Ayo Saka.
Total number of 18 goals were scored this weekend, unfortunately 5 red cards were issued in 5 of the 10 match venues.
NPFL matchday 20 results:
Rivers United 1-0 Nasarawa United
MFM 0 vs 0 Akwa United
3SC 0 vs 3 IfeanyiUbah
Kano Pillars 1 vs 0 Niger Tornadoes
Katsina United 1 vs 1 Plateau United
Remo 0 vs 1 Enyimba
Rangers 2 vs 1 Gombe
Wikki Tourist 3 vs 0 Abia Warriors
Sunshine Stars 0 vs 1Lobi Stars
ABS 2 vs 1 El Kanemi Warriors