NPFL Matchday 23 Review: Akwa United Beat Hosts Yobe DS To Close Gap On Leaders Lobi As MFM Pip El-Kanemi Warriors

AITEO Cup holders Akwa United have closed the gap on Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders Lobi Stars to two points following their impressive 1-0 win at Yobe Desert Stars in a Matchday 23 clash.

Michael Ibe scored with 14 minutes remaining to hand the Promise Keepers the maximum points at stake.

Lobi Stars had their points advantage trimmed after they were beaten 1-0 by Go Round.

Shedrack Oghali scored the only goal of the game to lift Go Round out of the relegation zone.

In the pick of the other games, Chijioke Akuneto’s 14th minute strike was enough to give MFM a 1-0 win over El-kanemi Warriors on Monday morning.

Matchday 23 Results

Kwara United 1-0 FC IfeanyiUbah

Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Wikki Tourists

Yobe Desert Stars 0-1 Akwa United

Go Round 1-0 Lobi Stars

Enugu Rangers 1-0 Heartland

Enyimba 2-0 Katsina United

Sunshine Stars 2-0 Nasarawa United

Kano Pillars 1-1 Rivers United

Plateau United 2-2 Abia Warriors

Standings (Top Four via Points):

1. Lobi Stars 43

2. Akwa United 41

3. Kano Pillars 38

4. Plateau United 37

Bottom Four:

17. FC IfeanyiUbah 28

18. Sunshine Stars 28

19. Yobe Desert Stars 28

20. Heartland 19