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NPFL Week 4 Recap: Lobi, Akwa and Tourists Get Easy Win; Samba Boys Thrash 3SC

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Akwa United 3-1 Heartland
Akwa United defeated Heartland 3-1 on Wednesday in a Nigeria league game at ‘The Nest of Champions’ in Uyo.

Akwa now have four points from two games, while Heartland have two points from four games.
Aniekan Ekpe opened the scoring for Akwa when his long range effort was deflected into the net in the 58th Minute.

Two minutes later, Onyebuchi Ajunwa equalised with a long-range shot however 10 minutes to the end of the game, Kufre Ebong headed in Yusuf Adio's cross to restore Akwa lead 2-1

Michael Ibeh Okora took the game beyond the reach of Heartland when he headed in Nnamso Edo's free kick in the 90th minute.

Warri Wolves 0-0 Rangers
Warri Wolves and Enugu Rangers played out a goalless draw at the Warri City stadium on Wednesday in a Week 4 game of the NPFL.

Wolves now have five points from four games, while Rangers have seven points from four games. Both teams failed to see the back of the net in 90 minutes of action.

The highlight of the game was the substitution of Rangers goalkeeper Nana Bonsu due to injury in the 14th minute, when he was replaced by Akor Itodo.
Ismaila Gata scored a brace to help Niger Tornadoes beat Nasarawa United 2-0 on Wednesday for their first victory of the season.

MFM 2-1 Sunshine Stars
Super Sub Stephen Odey was the match winner for MFM FC on Wednesday as they beat Sunshine Stars 2-1.
MFM are now second on the table with nine points, same as leaders Lobi Stars.
Former Sunshine Stars striker Musa Newman opened the scoring in the 25th minute against his old club.

Kadri Samad leveled scores for ‘The Akure Gunners’ in the 39th minute off Stanley Dimgba's pass after he had dashed down the flank.

Substitute Odey scored the winner for MFM with four minutes to end the game. Sunshine stars Sunday Abd was sent off in the 90th minute after a second booking.

Abia Warriors 0-0 Kano Pillars
Kano Pillars stopped hosts Abia Warriors from consolidating their position on top of the league table on Wednesday when they played out a goalless draw in Umuahia.

Abia Warriors who are now without top striker ChisomChikatara after he moved to Morroco now have eight points from four games, while Pillars have seven points from four games.
In the 20th minute, Pillars left back Jonathan Zikiye skipped past two markers only to fire wide off target.

Skipper Gambo Mohammed then failed to score for Pillars in the 62nd minute after a good combination between Prince Aggreh and Ifeanyi Matthew.

Abia Warriors goalkeeper John Gaadi ensured he kept a clean sheet on the day when he denied substitute striker Adamu Mohammed on the 86th minute.

IfeanyiUbah 3-1 Shooting Stars
IfeanyiUbah's foreign stars scored the goals to help their team trounce visiting Shooting Stars 3-1 in a Nigeria League game on Wednesday.

IfeanyiUbah, whose Bulgarian coach, Mitko Dobrev has returned to the saddle, now have six points from three games.

Brazilian forward Alberico Barbosa da Silva opened the scoring with a free kick. Ghanaian forward Kofi Nti doubled the hosts’ lead from six yards in the 37th minute before Ivorian forward Seka Pascal then nodded in Alberico Barbisa da Silva's corner kick in the 44th minute for the third goal.

Ex-Nigeria U20 striker Wasiu Jimoh scored Shooting Stars consolation goal off Tunde Bright's assist

Lobi Stars 3-0 El Kanemi
Lobi Stars striker Tony Okpotu fired a brace to take his team to the top of the Nigeria league table after a 3-0 thrashing of visiting El Kanemi Warriors.

Lobi thus toppled Abia Warriors from the top of the standings with nine points from four games. El Kanemi remain bottom of the table having lost their first three matches
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Okpotu opened the scoring in the fourth minute from the penalty spot after he was fouled.
He doubled Lobi's lead with another spot kick in the 55th minute after Nasiru was fouled by Yahaya, who was sent off. Bernabas Imenger put the game to bed the third goal to the joy of the home fans.
Okpotu has now scored four goals this season.

Wikki Tourists 3-0 Plateau United
Wikki Tourists thrashed neigbours Plateau United 3-0 in a Week 4 game of the NPFL in Bauchi on Wednesday.
Wikki now have seven points from four games, while Plateau United have six points.

Godwin Obaje scored the opening goal in the 32nd minute with a low drive off Emmanuel Onuoha's pass. Obaje doubled the hosts’ lead in three minutes later with a header off Waziri Christopher's corner kick.

Abubakar Lawal completed the routing from close range with the third goal in the 87th minute. Julius Nuhu scored a goal in the 22nd minute for Plateau United, but it was cancelled for offside. 

NPFL Week 4 Results
Giwa FC   2- 1  Rivers United
Lobi Stars 2- 1 El-kanemi
Wikki  Tourist  3- 0 Plateau United
IfeanyiUbah  3 -1 3SC
Akwa Utd 2-1 Heartland
MFM FC 2 - 1 Sunshine Stars
Tornadoes 2- 0 Nasarawa United
Abia Warriors 0- 0 Kano Pillars
Warri Wolves   0 -0 Rangers


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