NPFL: Rangers floor Abia Warriors in five-goal thriller, Enyimba win derby


Rangers maintained the top position in the Nigeria Premier Football League following a thrilling 3-2 victory over Abia Warriors in Enugu.

The two teams put up a solid display in front of a fairly large crowd at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu.

The hosts took control of the game in the opening minutes, with Isaac Saviour netting the opener in the seventh minute.

Abia Warriors fought back late in the first half, with Adejoh Ojonugwa scoring the equaliser.

Rangers took control of the game after the break, scoring twice through Kazeem Ogunleye and Chiedozie Okorie.

Chiedozie Nwabueze reduced the deficit for the visitors in stoppage time.

Holders Enyimba moved to second place courtesy of a 1-0 win against Heartland in another oriental derby.

Ekenne Awazie fired home the decisive goal in the 35th minute.

FULL RESULTS

Akwa United FC 4-1 Niger Tornadoes

Bendel Insurance 2-1 Kano Pillars

Bayelsa United FC 1-1 Katsina United

Enyimba FC 1-0 Heartland FC

Rangers Int’l FC 3-2 Abia Warriors

Sporting Lagos 1-0 Sunshine Stars

Gombe United FC 1-2 Kwara United

Rivers United 3-0 Plateau United





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