NPFL Week 5: Bendel Insurance Win Fifth, 3 Teams Pick First Of The Season


NPFL returnees Bendel Insurance continued its perfect start to the season after picking another victory far away from home in Maiduguri.  Deputy Echeta’s superb goal in the 27th minute through a solo effort was all the Benin Arsenal needed to seal the win thus topping group A with maximum 15 points from 5 matches.

Remo stars, Abia warriors and Plateau United return to winning ways after last weekend’s losses by these teams.

Plateau United added to Nasarawa United’s woes with a 2-1 away victory.

Remo Stars’ Samuel Anakwe scored just after seventeen seconds, the fastest goal of the season, and the goal is enough to see off Enyimba FC in the week 5 encounter at the Remo Stars Stadium.

Abia Warriors defeated Niger Tornadoes by 1-0 to record their first victory in three games and their third victory after five games.

Lobi Stars dimmed Sunshine Stars to make it four straight wins on the bounce as they continue their push for a Super Six finish.

Kwara United scored their first two goals of the season to record their first win of the season as they edged Akwa United by 2-1 in Ibadan on Wednesday evening.

It was Wasiu Alalade that scored Kwara United’s first goal of the season for the records. He opened the scoring in the 15th minute to put an end to the Afonja Warrior’s goal drought which spans 375 minutes.

Muritala got the winner in the 86th minute to give coach Abdulazeez Muhammed some moment of respite after Olisemah Cyril scored for the Akwa United in the 69th and the scoreline remained even until the 86th when it was looking like another share of the spoils for the team but Muri tala’s goal was a relieve for the underfire coach when the ball rested at the back of the net.

Gombe United also recorded a similar scoreline against Shooting Stars of Ibadan to pick their win of the season as well, courtesy of Taye Yusuf’s brace in the second half made the difference.

Rangers International of Enugu also joined the first victory of the season gang when Hadi scored the only goal that decided their against Dakkada in the 30th minute at Awka on Wednesday evening.

The only draw game of the week came at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenogoa when it all ended 1-1 between Bayelsa United and Doma United.

Match Day 5 Results at a glance 

Nassarawa United 1-2 Plateau United
Remo Stars 1-0 Enyimba FC
Kwara United 2-1 Akwa United
El-Kanemi Warriors 0-1 Insurance
Gombe United 2-1 Shooting Stars

Abia Warriors 1-0 Niger Tornado

Bayelsaelse United 1-1 Doma United
Rivers United 2-0 Wikki Tourists
Ranger Int’l 1-0 Dakkada FC
Lobi Stars 1-0 Sunshine Stars



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