NPFL Review : Akwa United regain top spot

Published on: 30 May 2021

Akwa United regained top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League following a hard-fought 2-1 win against Kwara United in Uyo on Sunday.

Ubong Friday gave Akwa United the lead seven minutes before the break, while Nasiru Jubril doubled the advantage in the 69th minute.

Former Enyimba winger Wasiu Alalade reduced the deficit for the visitors 10 minutes from time.

Akwa United top the standings with 45 points from 25 games.

Kano Pillars dropped to second position on the table after a 0-0 away draw against Plateau United at the New Jos Stadium.

In Aba, Enyimba and Heartland battled to a barren draw in a thrilling contest, while the other oriental derby between FC Ifeanyiubah and Rangers also ended in a 0-0 draw.

Elsewhere, MFM defeated Dakkada 1-0 at the Agege Stadium.

Oladapo Alabi netted the winning goal in the 68th minute.

At the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Lobi Stars compounded Sunshine Stars woes edging out the Akure club 2-1.

It was the visitors who took the lead through Ugonna Uzochukwu on 15 minutes.

The visitors however rallied through strikes from John Lazarus and Ossy Martins.

Sunshine Stars are now winless in their last 15 league outings.


FC Ifeanyiubah 0-0 Rangers Nasarawa Utd 1-0 Adamawa Utd Plateau Utd 0-0 Kano Pillars Enyimba 0-0 Heartland Akwa Utd 2-1 Kwara Utd MFM 1-0 Dakkada Lobi Stars 2-1 Sunshine Stars Katsina Utd 1-0 Warri Wolves