Thursday, July 29, 2021

Sunshine stars FC plays barren draw against katsina United



Sunshine Stars were held to a 0-0 draw by Katsina United yesterday in match day 34 of the Nigeria professional football league.

The match which was played at the Ondo state sports complex had various chances not converted by the Owena whales.

In other matches, Akwa United moved closer to a first Nigeria Professional Football League title following a comprehensive 3-0 win against Warri Wolves in Uyo

Charles Atshimene bagged a brace for the Promise Keepers, while Ubong Friday scored the other goal.

Akwa United tops the standings with 63 points from 34 games.

Nasarawa United suffered a setback in their bid to win a first NPFL title after going down to a 3-2 defeat in the hands of Lobi Stars.

Nasarawa United twice led in the game with Silas Nwankwo scoring both goals but the hosts fought back on each occasion through Samuel Mathias.

Nasarawa United remains in second position with 58 points from 34 matches.

Elsewhere, Kano Pillars title bid also suffered a hitch with the four-time champions going down 0-2 to Rangers at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium.

Christian Nnaji put Rangers ahead in the fifth minute, while Esor Achibong added the second a minute before the half hour mark.

Jigawa Golden Stars boosted their survival hopes following a hard-fought 2-1 home win against Rivers United.

Abdullahi Lala scored both goals for the home team, while Bakary Bamba was on target for Rivers United.

At the Agege Stadium, MFM defeated former champions Plateau United 3-1.