NPFL 2021/2022: Match Day 26 results in NPFL
- Enyimba defeats Gombe United at home as Victor Mbaoma sets a personal record
- Niger Tornadoes came from a goal down to defeat Kano Pillars
- Plateau United title hopes hindered by Dakkada in Uyo
- Enugu Rangers picks an important away point in Lagos
- Ends goalless in South West derby
NPFL Match Day 26 Results:
Enyimba 3 – 0 Gombe United
Enyimba of Aba defeated Gombe United by three goals, All three goals were scored in the first half.
The first goal was scored by Emeka Obioma in the 6th minute then Obioma doubled the lead in the 16th minute making it his 10th goal in the season.
Cyriel Oliseme scored the third goal in the 29th minute, to put the game beyond reach.
Mbaoma has now scored more than 10 goals in a single NPFL season for the first time in his career.
He has now taken his total NPFL goal tally to 46 goals
What Next: Enyimba will take on Akwa United away from home while Gombe United will host Sunshine Stars.
Niger Tornadoes 2 – 1 Kano Pillars
Kano Pillars bad form continues as Niger Tornadoes came from behind to defeat Kano Pillars
Rabiu Ali scored a sublime free kick in the 5th minute but the goal wasn’t enough as Jonas Emmanuel scored a equalizer in the 52nd minute.
Kano Pillars conceded a penalty in the 90th minute and the penalty was neatly scored by Musa Wakli.
What Next: Niger Tornadoes will take on Shooting Stars away from home while Kano Pillars will complete NPFL Matchday 25 outstanding game against Sunshine Stars.
Dakkada FC 1 – 0 Plateau United
Dakkada Won against league title contenders Plateau United
Udom Ekerette scored the only goal of the game in the 61st minute, Dakkada are now one point above relegation zone.
MFM 0 – 0 Enugu Rangers
Bottom-placed team MFM was held at home by fourth-place Enugu Rangers.
MFM had a chance to score in the 88th minute of the game but Oladayo Alabi free kick was saved by Rangers goalkeeper.
What Next: MFM will travel away from home to complete their match day 25 match against Abia Warriors while Enugu Rangers will host relegated threatened Heartland of Owerri.
Lobi Stars 2 – 1 Nasarawa United
Lobi Stars takes an important three points to boost their chances of escaping relegation.
Ifeanyi and Utim scored the two goals for the home side, while Tochukwu scored the consolation goal in the 90th minute.
What Next: Lobi Stars will host Katsina United at home and will be hoping to take all three points to escape relegation, while Nasarawa United will host second place Plateau United
Heartland Owerri 2 – 1 Abia Warriors
Heartland of Owerri first half two goals was enough to get all three points against fellow relegated threatened team Abia Warriors.
What Next: Heartland will take on inform Enugu Rangers away from home while Abia Warriors will host third-place Remo Stars.
Sunshine Stars 0 – 0 Shooting Stars
It’s ended goalless in Akure as both team take one point each.
What Next: Sunshine Stars will take on Gombe United away from home while Shooting Stars will host Niger Tornadoes
Remo Stars 1 – 0 Wikki Tourist
Lekan Adedayo 25th minute strike keeps Remo Stars continental title hopes alive with one point above Enugu Rangers
What Next: Remo Stars will take on relegated threatened Abia Warriors away from home, while Wikki Tourist will host Dakkada in NPFL match 27.
Kwara United 2 – 1 Rivers United
Kwara United came from behind to defeat River United
Nelson Esor scored the first goal for the home team in the 2nd minute.
In the second half the home side capitalized on a defensive error to level score in the 57th minute through Samad Kadri, then in the 75th minute Jide Fatokun scored the winning goal.
What Next: Kwara United will take on Kano Pillars away from while Rivers United take on bottom placed team MFM.
Katsina United 1 – 0 Akwa United
Destiny Ashadi 57th minute strike was enough to give the home side all three points.
What Next: Katsina United will take on Lobi Stars away from home while Uyo based team Akwa United will host Enyimba
NPFL 2021/2022: Match Day 26 Standings