NPFL'23: Enyimba, Remo, Sunshine pick Super Six ticket as Akwa, Doma Utd miss out

Published on: 21 May 2023

A goalless draw with Shooting Stars was enough to see Enyimba through to the Super Six on the final day, reports

The People's Elephant (Enyimba) going into the match day needed a result short of defeat while hoping Akwa United did not win by a large margin and it happened same way.

They finished level on points (32) with 4th place Akwa United but their superior goal difference secured a place for them in Lagos.

Elsewhere, newly promoted Doma United were so close yet failed to pick a Super Six ticket as they fell to a 2-0 loss to Abia Warriors who on their own needed to score above 7 goals to qualify. The result meant both team failed to pick up the ticket, leaving room for Sunshine Stars who defeated Dakkada FC 3-0 to qualify.

Meanwhile, Wikki Tourist 2-0 win in Plateau against Lobi Stars was not enough to save them from beating the drop as their rival Bayelsa United got the much needed win at home against Niger Tornadoes.

The 2-0 win for Bayelsa United was enough to help them preserve their NPFL status for next season.

Matchday 18 Results

Shooting Stars 0-0 Enyimba

Gombe United 0-1 Akwa United

Sunshine Stars 3-0 Dakkada FC

Abia Warriors 2-0 Doma United

Lobi Stars 0-2 Wikki Tourist

Bayelsa United 2-0 Bayelsa United

El-Kanemi Warriors 2-2 Plateau United

Enugu Rangers 1-1 Rivers United

Remo Stars 4-0 Kwara United

Nasarawa United 1-1 Bendel Insurance

Qualified for Super Six 

Group A

Bendel Insurance

Remo Stars SC

Enyimba FC

Group B

Rivers United FC

Lobi Stars

Sunshine Stars


Group A

Nasarawa United

El-Kanemi Warriors

Group B 

Wikki Tourists

Dakkada FC

The Super Six is billed to take place in Lagos in June.


By Oluwayemi Omolagba