NPFL Matchday 3: Insurance Pips Plateau Utd To Go Top As Heartland, Lobi Snatch Away Draws

Bendel Insurance FC got the only win on Saturday after defeating former Nigeria league champions, Plateau United 1-0 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin city to temporarily go top of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL table with six points.

Benjamin Tanimu’s 14th minute penalty goal ensured the Federation Cup champions picked all the three points at stake despite a spirited display from their visitors who threatened to equalise on few occasions.

In Akure, Heartland FC snatched a 1-1 away draw against Sunshine Stars.

Michael Olalusi scored the opener for Sunshine Stars in the 42nd minute from the penalty spot before Patrick Nwogbaga netted an equalizer for Heartland FC in the 75th minute.

The Akure Gunners failed to convert another penalty they were awarded later in the match as all their efforts to add to their tally in the final minutes were unsuccessful as the game finished 1-1.

Katsina United found it difficult to break down a resolute visiting Lobi Stars team as the game finished in a goalless draw.

The remaining seven match day 3 fixtures are slated for Sunday 15th October, 2023.

Match Day Three Results

Bendel Insurance 1 Plateau United 0
Sunshine Stars 1 Heartland FC 1

Remaining Match Day Three Fixtures

Enyimba vs Akwa United
Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars
Bayelsa United vs Remo Stars
Enugu Rangers vs Niger Tornadoes
Rivers United vs Kwara United
Shooting Stars vs Gombe United
Sporting Lagos vs Doma United

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