Stephen Odey

The Olukoya Boys moved up the Nigeria topflight log after defeating Kennedy Boboye’s men at the Agege Stadium

Stephen Odey scored a late winner as MFM narrowly edged past Nigeria Professional Football League leaders Plateau United 2-1 that takes them up to second in the table.

The Peace Boys were on a three-match unbeaten run and came into the game on a high after beating Kano Pillars in their previous outing. Despite the loss at the Agege Stadium, they still sit on top of the log with 25 points.

MFM moved into an astonishing lead late in the first half. Sikiru Olatunbosun raced clear and released Odey who netted his ninth league goal of the campaign.

An equaliser did pop up the spirit of Plateau United with Peter Eneji arriving at the right place to silence the home fans.

However, the Olukoya Boys had the final say, with Odey striking the ball into the back of the net from the penalty spot with two minutes left to play.
Ifeanyi Ubah 3-2 El-Kanemi Warriors

Ifeanyi Onuigbo came off the bench to score a priceless late winner for Ifeanyi Ubah as the Anambra Warriors were victorious 3-2 against El-Kanemi Warriors.

The substitute’s intervention proved a crucial one for the big spenders, who are eight points behind leaders Plateau United, after Kennedy Boboye’s side lost 2-1 to MFM in Lagos.

Prince Aggreh put Ifeanyi Ubah in front five minutes into kickoff. The former Sunshine Stars forward had his brace in the 28th minute.

The lead was halved early in the second stanza, Isiaka Olawale delivered a pile drive after fantastic work by Samuel Mathias. Ibrahim Babangida provided the finishing touch to a great free kick taken by the exciting Mathias.

Onuigbo claimed the winner after coming on for Aggreh, as the striker kept his cool to score a spot kick at injury time.
Shooting Stars 0-0 Abia Warriors

Abia Warriors under Abdullahi Biffo look different. They’ve been snatching impressive results and are brimming with confidence.

The Ochendo Babes would’ve loved to get all three points against Shooting Stars. But the two sides shared the spoils in a goalless draw at the Lekan Salami Stadium.

The two teams failed to convert chances that came their ways in the first 45 minutes.

Despite late incursions by the Oluyole Warriors, it was a happy ending for the Biffo managed team, who got a positive result away from home.
Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Akwa United

Niger Tornadoes produced an average performance as they claimed maximum points against 10-man Akwa United at the Confluence Stadium.

A controversial penalty awarded by the referee and expertly dispatched by Ifeanyi Okoye in the 31st minute was all the home side needed to record their second victory of the campaign.

Emmanuel Ariwachukwu was sent off for dissent some minutes after the hour as the Promise Keepers finished the tie with ten men.


Wikki Tourists 2-1 Kastina United

Wikki Tourists overcame a determined Katsina United 2-1 at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium.

The Giant Elephants showed plenty of character to hand Katsina United their fifth defeat of the season.

Wikki were awarded a spot kick in the fourth minute. Victor Yakubu stepped up and blasted the penalty past the goalkeeper.

Katsina United began the second-half brightly, and in the 47th minute, former Kogi United attacking midfielder Destiny Ashadi finished with aplomb.

However, it was Wikki’s Peter Ambrose who grabbed the winning goal with a fantastic effort with ten minutes left on the clock.


Kano Pillars 2-0 Gombe United

Kano Pillars wasted dozens of chances, but still managed to beat Gombe United 2-0 with Musa Najere accounting for the two goals at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Najare flashed across the face of goal to find Amos Gyang’s pass at the back post, giving Pillars a 1-0 advantage in the 51st minute.

Pillars finally put themselves 2-0 up with Najere’s second of the day following good work by Alassan Ibrahim.


ABS FC 1-1 Enyimba

The Aba giants drew with ABS FC to take their tally to 19 points, while the stalemate puts the home side on 21 points, in a keenly contested battle.

Enyimba took the lead when Dare Ojo’s low cross coming from the right fell perfectly to Mfon Udoh who slammed home to make it 1-0.

The Saraki Boys made it 1-1 in the 83rd minute, Stone Evbuomwan struck from the dreaded penalty spot, leaving goalkeeper Fatau Dauda with no chance.


Lobi Stars 0-0 Nasarawa United

Lobi Stars were unable to make home advantage count as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Nasarawa United at the Aper Aku Stadium.

A solid rearguard display by the Solid Miners and the heroics of Suraj Ayeleso gave the Lafia based team their second point on the road.

Stars remained the team most likely to break the deadlock and striker Kingsley Eduwo failed to convert an 81st minute penalty kick.

The result left Lobi Stars with 20 points from 14 games, while Nasarawa United have 17 points from the same number of matches.

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