NPFL Matchday 2 Round-up: Sporting Go Top After Uyo Draw; Rivers, Enyimba Lose

The Nigeria Premier Football League rounded up it’s matchday two fixtures on Sunday with travelling teams still searching for their first elusive away win.

At the Pantami Township Stadium in Gombe, Gombe United secured an impressive 2-0 win over reigning Nigeria league champions Enyimba on Sunday.

Alakwe Chijioke scored the opener for the home side in the 43rd minute sending the home crowd into a wild jubilation. Ahmed Jimoh scored the second goal for the Savannah Scorpions in the 90th minute of the game, to seal all three points.

Elsewhere, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Sporting Lagos moved to the top of the NPFL log after securing a 0-0 draw against Akwa United in a hard-fought encounter.

Niger Tornadoes secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Rivers United at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. Bashir Usman scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the seventh minute.

In a thrilling contest in Ikenne, Remo Stars came from behind to defeat seven-time NPFL champions Rangers 2-1. Kazwen Ogunleye gave Rangers an early lead before Remo Stars turned the game around with goals from Seun Ogunribide and Sikiru Alimi.

At the New Jos Stadium, Plateau United secured a 1-0 victory over Heartland FC of Owweri with Bernard Mundi scoring the Abia Warriors
Isaiah Ejeh netted the only goal of the game in Illorin as Kwara United pipped Abia Warriors 1-0.

Full matchday two results:

Akwa United 0-0 Sporting Lagos
Doma United 2-0 Bayelsa United
Insurance 2-0 3SC
Kano Pillars 1-0 Katsina United
Gombe United 2-0 Enyimba
Lobi Stars 3-2 Sunshine Stars
Kwara United 1-0 Abia Warriors
Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Rivers United
Remo Stars 2-1 Rangers
Plateau United 1-0 Heartland

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