- Doma United scored three goals against Gombe United in a fully packed Pantami stadium.
- Doma United’s goalkeeper, Osayi Kingdom, contributed 2 assists in their 3-0 victory against Gombe United.
- Shooting Stars broke a long-standing record, scoring four goals in an NPFL match for the first time since 2016
NPFL 2023/2024: Match Day 7 results in NPFL
Gombe United 0-3 Doma United
Doma United, currently 15th in the standings, secured a 3-0 victory against Gombe United, with goalkeeper Bright Osayi providing two assists for the visiting team’s goals.
Ekpeyong netted the opening goal in the 52nd minute from a cleverly executed quick corner, while Emmanuel Jesam followed with goals in the 54th and 86th minutes.
What Next? Gombe United will take on Remo Stars away from home on match day 8, while Doma United will host Akwa United.
Abia Warriors 2-1 Kastina United
Despite Falolu Azeez’s 86th-minute goal, Katsina United fell short as Ibrahim Dehinde’s brace secured three decisive points for the home team.
Abia Warriors have climbed to 5th place in the NPFL table, just one point behind the league leaders.
What Next? On match day 8, Abia Warriors will travel to face Plateau United, while Katsina United will host the 8th-placed Rivers United at their home ground.
Akwa United 0-0 Plateau United
Plateau United earned a valuable point in Uyo’s ‘Nest of Champions,’ while Akwa United’s loss dropped them to the 17th spot, a relegation position, in the NPFL.
What Next? Plateau United will welcome 4th placed Abia Warriors on NPFL match day 8, while Akwa United will face Doma United away from home.
Bendel Insurance 1-0 Remo Stars
Sarki Ismail’s 25th-minute strike was enough to get all three points, as Bendel Insurance from Benin secured three valuable points at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
However, in the 85th minute, Jide Fatokun’s long-range equalizer was disallowed due to Remo Stars players falling after the throw-in.
What Next? On match day 8, Bendel Insurance will face the relegation-threatened Niger Tornadoes, while Remo Stars will host Gombe United.
Enugu Rangers 2-0 Heartland FC
Enugu Rangers, the league leaders, secured a home victory with early goals by Ogunleye in the 3rd minute and Igboke in the 53rd minute. Remarkably, this marks Rangers International’s first clean sheet in the NPFL after 540 minutes without one.
In contrast, Heartland continues to struggle defensively, as they remain without a clean sheet this season and currently occupy the bottom spot in the NPFL table with just four points.
What Next? Enugu Rangers will travel for an away match against Sunshine Stars on NPFL match day 8, while Heartland will welcome Bayelsa United to their home ground.
Enyimba 1-0 Kwara United
Chijioke’s precise penalty kick in the 45th minute proved decisive, earning the home team all three points and positioning them just one spot away from the relegation zone.
Enyimba’s Chijioke Mbaoma has now found the net in consecutive home games for the defending champions in their first two home matches of the season.
What Next? Enyimba will play away from home against Kano Pillars, while Kwara United will host Shooting Stars.
Rivers United 1-1 Sunshine Stars
Sunshine Stars were on the edge of a hard-fought victory at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, taking the lead with Duke Osimaga’s 52nd-minute goal.
However, their hopes were dashed by Alex Oyowah’s late strike in the 95th minute, preventing them from securing the win.
What Next? Rivers United will face Katsina United in an away match on match day 8, while Sunshine Stars will host the NPFL table-toppers at their home ground.
Shooting Stars 4-1 Niger Tornadoes
Shooting Stars delivered a resounding victory at home in the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, as they overcame Niger Tornadoes.
Ayobami Adekunle, Ayodeji Bamidele, Adelowo Gbolagade, and Kareem Ayinde found the net, securing a thrilling 5-goal win for the Oluyole Warriors.
This remarkable performance maintains their 100% winning record in Adamasingba.
What Next? Shooting Stars will face Kwara United in an away match on NPFL match day 8, while Niger Tornadoes will host Bendel Insurance.
Bayelsa United 1-2 Lobi Stars
Shooting Stars 3-0 Kano Pilars