NPFL Matchday 20 Review: Lobi Stars Extend Lead At The Summit As Rangers, Abia Warriors And Pillars Record Valuable Away Point

Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders Lobi Stars have extended their lead at the top of the table to five points after they defeated struggling Akure outfit Sunshine Stars 1-0 at home in a Matchday 20 clash.

The only goal of the game on 73 minutes via an own goal from Sunshine Stars goalkeeper Kehinde Adeyemi.

The win takes Lobi Stars to 37 points and five points ahead of nearest challengers Kano Pillars who picked up an impressive 1-1 draw at basement club Heartland FC of Owerri.

Former league champions Enugu Rangers also recorded a creditable 1-1 draw at Wikki Tourists while Abia Warriors forced their hosts Rivers United to a goalless draw.

Matchday 20 Results

Katsina United 1-0 Plateau United

Lobi Stars 1-0 Sunshine Stars

MFM 3-0 Niger Tornadoes

Rivers United 0-0 Abia Warriors

FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 Go Round

Heartland 1-1 Kano Pillars

Wikki Tourists 1-1 Rangers

Nasarawa United 2-0 El-kanemi Warriors

Kwara United 2-1 Yobe Desert Stars

Top 4 via Points:

1. Lobi Stars 37

2. Kano Pillars 32

3. Katsina United 30

4. Niger Tornadoes

Bottom 4:

17. El-kanemi Warriors 22

18. Kwara United 22

19. Sunshine Stars 21

20. Heartland 16