Former champions, Enyimba International stunned high flying Nasarawa United in Lagos to temporarily go top of the table on a day Abia Warriors got it’s the first win of the season.
Record league winners, Enyimba earned their second away win of the season edging in-form Nasarawa United 2-1 at the Lafia City Stadium.
Enyimba’s goals were scored by Abubakar Abdulahi (own goal) in the 15th minute and a penalty by Cyril Olisema in the 32nd minute while Chinedu Ohanachom scored for Nasarawa United.
The People’s Elephant played most of the second half with a man down after Anthony Omaka got sent off in the 62nd minute.
In Illorin, Kwara United moved into the top three of the NPFL table after beating Lobi Stars 2-1 at the Kwara Sports Stadium.
Christopher Nwanze opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute while Jude Steven doubled the lead for the home side in the 76th minute. Samuel Tiza got the consolation for Lobi Stars that have now gone three games without a win.
In Kaduna, Kano Pillars returned to winning ways after defeating Jigawa Golden Stars 2-1 at the Amadu Bello Stadium. A first-half brace from the Cameroonian International Ngweni Kadiang was enough for the Sai Masu Gida to earn all three points.
Enugu Rangers also returned to winning ways after brushing aside Dakkada FC at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. A second-half brace from Christian Nnaji and a first-half goal from Isreal Abia was all the Flying Antelopes needed to claim all three points.
Akwa United recorded its 1st away win of the season and also its first consecutive wins of the season after a 1-0 win over Adamawa United, the only side without a win in the league. The all-important goal was scored by veteran Mfon Udoh.
n Bauchi, Wikki Tourists defeated MFM FC 2-0 with goals from Promise Damala and Chinedu Udeagha. The win lifts Wikki to 11th on the log.
Warri Wolves are out of the relegation zone (at least for the next 24hrs) after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Plateau United at the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro. Efe Yarhere scored the all-important goal in the 72nd minute.
In Okigwe there were emotional scenes at the bench of Abia Warriors after they beat Sunshine Stars 4-1 in what was its first win of the season.
Abia Warriors’ goals were scored by Fatai Abdulahi, Emmanuel Ugwuka, and a brace from substitute Bello Lukman while Sadeeq Yussuf scored the consolation goal for Sunshine Stars.
Matchday 8 continues tomorrow with two matches. Rivers United will be visiting Katsina United knowing that a win will return them to the top of the table while the second match is an Oriental derby between Heartland FC and FC IfeanyiUbah which will be live on the NPFL TV.
#NPFL21 MD 8 RESULTS:
Nasarawa Utd 1-2 Enyimba
Adamawa Utd 0-1 Akwa Utd
Kano Pillars 2-0 Jigawa GS
Wikki 2-0 MFM
Kwara Utd 2-1 Lobi
Abia Warriors 4-1 Sunshine Stars
Rangers 3-0 Dakkada
Wolves 1-0 Plateau Utd
4pm Heartland FC v FC Ifeanyi Ubah – Live on NPFL TV
4pm Katsina United v Rivers United FC