NPFL Matchday 8 Review: IfeanyiUbah Edge Oriental Derby Clash With Heartland As Tornadoes Climb Out Of Relegation Zone With Nasarawa Win

FC IfeanyiUbah have moved into the top 10 on the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) table after they edged Heartland 2-0 in their Oriental Derby League Clash on Sunday evening.

Ekene Awazie and Seka Pascal scored either side of halftime to give FC IfeanyiUbah victory in the Matchday 8 clash thereby propelling the team to 9th place on the table with 10 points from 8 league games.

2017 AITEO Cup finalists Niger Tornadoes have climbed out of the relegation zone into 15th spot after Segun Alebiosu’s 11th minute strike gave the Minna-based side a 1-0 win at home to Nasarawa United.

In the pick of the other games, Kano Pillars have moved within one point of leaders Akwa United following their impressive goalless draw in Akure against their hosts Sunshine Stars.

Matchday 8 Results

Go Round 1-0 Abia Warriors

FC IfeanyiUbah 2-0 Heartland

Kwara United 2-1 Katsina United

Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Nasarawa United

Sunshine Stars 0-0 Kano Pillars

Rangers 1-0 El-kanemi Warriors

Yobe Desert Stars 1-0 Rivers United

Standings (Top 4 via Points):

1. Akwa United 16

2. Plateau United 15

3. Kano Pillars 15

4. Lobi Stars 13

Bottom 4:

17. Wikki Tourists 9

18. Kwara United 9

19. Abia Warriors 8

20. El-kanemi Warriors 8