Kano Pillars have moved to within two points of Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders Lobi Stars following their 3-1 win over Katsina United at the Sanni Abacha Stadium in what was was a Matchday 21 clash played on Sunday evening.
The league’s leading goalscorer Junior Lokosa netted a brace either side of Nyima Nwagwa’s strike to give the hosts a 3-0 before Destiny Ashadi scored what proved to be mere consolation for Katsina United.
MFM FC of Lagos suffered their first league defeat of the season at home after they were beaten 1-0 by Abia Warriors courtesy Ndifreke Effiong’s 52nd strike.
Akwa United, Rivers United, FC IfeanyiUbah and Kwara United also recorded some form of success on the road with respective draws.
AITEO Cup champions Akwa United played out an impressive goalless draw at the home of former league champions Enugu Rangers while Rivers United secured a hard earned 1-1 draw with their hosts El-kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri.
FC IfeanyiUbah and Kwara United also played out respective 1-1 draws at the home of Yobe Desert Stars and Niger Tornadoes.
Matchday 21 Results
Yobe Desert Stars 1-1 FC IfeanyiUbah
Enugu Rangers 0-0 Akwa United
Niger Tornadoes 1-1 Kwara United
Plateau United 2-1 Nasarawa United
MFM FC 0-1 Abia Warriors
Kano Pillars 3-1 Katsina United
Go Round FC 1-0 Wikki Tourists
El-kanemi Warriors 1-1 Rivers United
Sunshine Stars 2-1 Heartland
Standings (Top 4):
1. Lobi Stars 37
2. Kano Pillars 35
3. Plateau United 33
4. Niger Tornadoes 31
17. El-kanemi Warriors 23
18. Wikki Tourists 23
19. Kwara United 23
20. Heartland 16