Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Jigawa stars FC claims first away win in 13 years

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Jigawa Golden Stars were in superb form on Wednesday, defeating home side Abia Warriors 3-1 in their match-day four game of the Nigeria Professional Football League at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.

Jigawa was the only side to win away in the 10 matches played across the country yesterday, securing their first away victory since 2008.

Warriors took an early lead through Utibe Archibong, who nodded home Nzube Anaezemba’s free kick in the seventh minute.

Olasukanmi Quadiri however drew Jigawa level in the 24th minute after a scramble in the box.

The home side missed a chance to go ahead, with Anaezemba missing a penalty kick on the hour mark.

Kano Pillars were lone goal winners over visiting Plateau United, same as Wikki Tourists who defeated league leaders Rivers United 1-0.

Enugu Rangers saw off FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 in their local derby, while Heartland defeated Enyimba 2-0 in the Oriental Derby.

There were four draws recorded in other matches, with Kwara United holding Akwa United 1-1, Dakkada and MFM tie also ended 1-1, while Adamawa United’s 0-0 draw against Nasarawa United was the only game which failed to produce a goal.

The biggest victory of the week went the way of Warri Wolves who devoured visiting Katsina United 3-0.

Rivers are still top of the league table with nine points from four games, tied on points with Rangers, who have inferior goals difference.