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NPFL Matchday 25 Summary: Akwa United down Insurance as home teams flourish

Matchday 25 of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League witnessed thrilling encounters across various stadiums, with home teams asserting their dominance and securing vital victories. Here’s a summary of the day’s action:

Plateau United showcased their dominance with a resounding 4-0 victory over Gombe United. Lafia Enejo opened the scoring, while Nenrot Silas sealed the deal with a hat-trick, highlighting Plateau United’s attacking prowess.

Shooting Stars clinched an important away win against Doma United, securing a narrow victory with Monday Gideon finding the back of the net.

Niger Tornadoes displayed efficiency in front of goal, securing a 1-0 win over Sporting Lagos courtesy of Azeez Akintunde’s early strike.

Heartland FC emerged victorious with a 2-0 win over Abia Warriors, with goals from Onyekachi Okafor and Ikechukwu Mgbemena securing the three points for the home team.

Sunshine Stars claimed a narrow victory over Katsina United, with Yusuf Ibrahim’s lone goal proving decisive in securing all three points.

Rangers FC and Kano Pillars played out a closely contested draw, with goals from Sani Mubarak and Chinemerem Ugwueze ensuring a share of the points for both teams.

Akwa United displayed their attacking prowess with a convincing 3-1 victory over Bendel Insurance, with Ubong Friday netting a brace and Suleiman Sani also getting on the scoresheet for the home side.

Remo Stars secured a narrow 1-0 win over Enyimba FC, with Adams Olamilekan’s second-half strike proving to be the difference.

Kwara United secured a slim victory over Bayelsa United, with Mohammed Alao’s goal securing all three points for the home team.

In a thrilling encounter, league leaders Lobi Stars edged past Rivers United with a 3-2 victory. Samuel Tiza Alao, Danbani, and Kumaga Suur were on target for Lobi Stars, while Ukeme Williams and Mark Gibson scored for the visitors, adding to the excitement of the match.

Overall, Matchday 25 showcased the competitive spirit of the Nigeria Premier Football League, with teams battling it out for crucial points in their quest for success.

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