NPFL'23 MD7 Review: Lobi Stars continue fine run as Remo Stars drop first home points of the season

Published on: 12 February 2023

Lobi Stars of Markudi maintained their unbeaten run after six matches as they edged Dakkada FC while there was nothing to separate Remo Stars and Plateau United in an interesting tie in the NPFL match day 7 games, reports.

Lobi Stars got a narrow win against strugglers, Dakkada FC winning by two goals to one at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday.

Joseph Atule scored in the 8th minute to put the Stars from Benue ahead in front of the ever cheering home fans.

Abbar Umar and Kumaga Suur could have increased the lead, but could not convert goal scoring chances. In the 20th minutes, Atule had the chance to make it a brace and Lobi's second from the penalty spot, but it was missed.

Suur doubled the lead for Lobi Stars at the start of the second half after his connecting header from an Atule's cross.

Adewale Lasisi reduced the deficit for Dakkada FC in the 53rd minute as Lobi Stars concede at their adopted home for the first time this season.

Nevertheless, they remained resolute to end the tie with all points which keep them top of the league group B standings with

Plateau United secured a point at the Remo Stars Stadium Ikenne after playing out a one all draw after 90 minutes.

Segun Olalere pounced on a save from Chinedu off a freekick to give the Host the lead, but a miscalculated attempt by Bankole gave Mustapha Ibrahim the opportunity to nod the ball into an empty net for the equaliser in the 49th minute.

In other matches, Chidera Ejuke's 38th penalty goal secured the three points for Rangers International against Doma United while Ekerette Udom and Samson Olasupo scored in the 12th and 30th minute to give Sunshine Stars a 2-0 win over Niger Tornadoes.

Agnaza Junior's scored in the 85th minute as El Kanemi Warriors staged a come back to play 1-1 against Akwa United after Cyril Olisema's beautiful volley at the dead of half time gave the visitors the lead.

Abia Warriors were running away with all points after John Peter's 28th minute strike, but that hope was cut short after Abdusalam Abdusalam's 88th minute goal meant the two teams shared the spoils at regulation time.

Shooting Stars came back from two goals down to play a 2-2 draw against Bendel Insurance at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.

Taofeek Malomo and Opeoluwa Olufemi's put the two sides on level terms after Imade Osarenkhoe and Sarki Ismael had given the away side the lead.

Full time Result

Shooting Stars 2-2 Bendel Insurance Remo Stars 1-1Plateau Utd Abia Warriors 1-1 Wikki Tourists Rangers Int'l 1-0 Doma Utd Elkanemi Warriors 1-1 Akwa Utd Lobi Stars 2-1 Dakkada FC Sunshine Stars 2-0 Niger Tornadoes

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