It was a floodgate of goals inside the Ilorin Township Stadium when Abubakar Bukola Saraki hosted relegation threatened Sunshine Stars fc of Akure in a battle of survival. Sikiru Alimi scored the first goal at the 46th minute of play while Ajibola Otegbeye doubled the lead at the 54th minute from a header off a corner kick.
ABS pulled a goal back in the 61st minute when Samuel Oyedeji converted a penalty kick. Abiodun Joseph however restored Owena Boys two goal lead when he scored in the 72nd minute of play.
ABS’ Ebola Anaekwe made it 2-3 from a goal-line scramble in the 85th minute but Sunshine restored their two goal lead less than a minute afterward through Ezekiel Thompson to run away with the maximum 3.
Inside The Cathedral, Godwin Aguda put the Flying Antelopes ahead in the 29th minute of play before the Beach Soccer Star, Abu Azeez equalized for the Oluyole Warriors in the 80th minute of the game as they run away with vital away point as relegation survival battle begins in earnest.
In Jos, the league leader Plateau United consolidated their position at the top as they thrashed Akwa United by a 3-0 score line. Emmanuel James scored the opening goal for Plateau United via a penalty in the 26nd minute of play. Unfortunately for Akwa United, Ubong Friday was given the matching order in the 26th minute. Emeka Umeh increased the tally in the 86th minute before Kabiru Umar added the 3rd goal in the 2nd minute of injury time.
Tornadoes were simply overpowered by Enyimba in Sunday’s outing played at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
The opening goal for the Peoples’ Elephant came deep into stoppage time of the first half when Bartholomew Ibenegbu curled in a free kick to separate both sides.
Chinonso Okonkwo doubled Enyimba’s lead in the 64th minute before Stanley Dimgba put the icing on the cake for Enyimba with a late strike to end the tie 3-0.
Total numbers of 23 goals were scored in 8 matches as Rivers United match against MFM International was postponed due to United’s continental assignment. The game between FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Remo Stars could not hold due to Remo Stars players medical condition.
NPFL Week 28 Match Result
Rangers International 1-1 Shooting Stars
Wikki Tourists 2-0 Kano Pillars
Katsina United 2-1 Lobi Stars
Gombe United 2-0 El Kanemi Warriors
Enyimba International 3-0 Niger Tornadoes
Abia Warriors 2-0 Nasarawa United
ABS 2-4 Sunshine Stars
Plateau United 3-0 Akwa United