A total of 16 goals in 7 games with an average of 2 per game were scored across the League in NPFL week 3 matches. Abia Warriors won away at Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.
In Enugu, at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Godwin Aguda gave the Flying Antelopes the lead on three minutes before Osas Okoro doubled the lead. But Enugu Rangers missed chances to add to the scoreline before Lanre Ferinyaro netted a consolation for Tornadoes.
In Ibadan, at the Lekan Salami Stadium, on Saturday’s only game between Shooting Stars of Ibadan and Nigeria Professional Football League’s high flyers, MFM FC, Wasiun Jimoh’s hat trick condemned MFM Fc to their first defeat of the season.
In Owerri, at Dan Anyiam Stadium, Heartland continue their bad record against Abia Warriors as the Naze Millionaires lost narrowly to their rivals thanks to Michael Olaha’s goal.
The Naze Millionaires have now failed to beat their southeast neighbours in five top-flight meetings with Warriors winning three by same margin as that of the weekend (1-0), the other two games have ended in draws.
In Port Harcourt, at Liberation Stadium, Rivers United showed FC Ifeanyiubah’s match squad, which included foreign players Williams Walter da Silva, Seka Pascal, Fabrice Ngoma, Koffi Nti Boakye and Tamen Medrano, that they own the land. Goals from Chigozie Ihunda and Frederick Obomate helped Rivers United down Ifeanyiubah multi-national squad.
In Kano, at Sani Abacha Stadium Prince Aggreh and Ifeanyi Matthew goals gave the Muhammad Babaganaru boys three points and comfortable victory over Tourists.
In Lagos, at Onikan Stadium, Balogun Kabir 11th minutes goal gave Ikorudu FC 1-0 victory over Lobi Stars
Match Day 3 Results
Rivers Utd 2-0 FC Ifeanyiubah
Heartland 0-1 Abia Warriors
Kano Pillars 2-1 Wikki
Plateau Utd 2-1 Wolves
Rangers 2-1 Tornadoes
Ikorodu Utd 1-0 Lobi
Shooting Stars 3-0 MFM