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Nigeria: NPFL Round-Up – Aiyeni Extends Unbeaten Run With Akwa United As Kwara United Suffer Defeat


Coach Ayeni has not lost any game since he joined Akwa United from Sunshine Stars during the NPFL mid-season break.

Three matchday 25 fixtures were played in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL on Sunday.

Five games were originally meant to be played until a late minute postponement was made by the League Management Company, LMC.

In the end, the three games played all ended in victories for the home teams with five goals recorded during the encounters.

At Uyo, coach Ayodeji Ayeni picked up another home victory over Lobi Stars as Akwa United secured a lone goal win at the Nest of Champions.

Though the victory was a slim one for Ayeni’s boys who had hammered Nasarawa United 6-1 on Thursday, they did enough to get the maximum three points.

Babatunde Bello was the hero for the Promise Keepers with his first-half strike in the 36th minute of the encounter as he recorded his third goal for Akwa United.

The latest victory by Akwa United has taken them up to the fifth position with 39 points while Lobi Stars stay in the 16th position with 26 points.

Elsewhere, Rangers returned to winning ways with a three-nil victory over Kwara United at Awka.

It was Maikaba men’s first victory after unpleasant outings in their last three games.

First-half strikes from Martin Ossy and Chidibere Nwobodo were more than enough to condemn the Afonja Warriors to another defeat on the road