NPFL Rescheduled Match: Points shared between Wikki Tourist and Rivers United

Published on: 12 May 2023

It ended one-all after ninety minutes between Wikki Tourist and Rivers United in the Nigeria Premier Football League match day 15 rescheduled game on Thursday, reports.

The defending champions had to come from behind to get a point in the NPFL group B encounter at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi State.

Am opportunity to score in the 20 minutes after a penalty by Idris Guda that could have changed the narrative in the first half came, but it was missed by the Big Elephant captain.

The host made amends in the second half as they took the lead from a goal mouth scramble through Victor Okoro's goal in the 52nd minutes.

However, Albert Korvah brought the Pride of Rivers back on level terms 15 minutes later to keep score at 1-1.

Sunday Haruna got a second booking on 73 minutes to leave the pitch and reduce the host to 10 men.

The incident was of no effect on the game as it ended 1-1 in Bauchi, a result that keeps Rivers United second with 27 points with two games in hand and Wikki Tourist ninth with 16 points.


By Uche Dozie