Akwa Starlets celebrate goal against Warri Wolves

 By Bright Nnadozie

After eight games played on Match Day 6 of the Nigeria Professional Football League, two things became obvious. One was that Nasarawa United are sinking into oblivion and the other that Akwa United do not know what to do about their situation any more.

In Gombe, it was obvious that Adamawa United were too hot for Katsina United.

It all started in the 13th minute via an own goal coming off Samuel Tswanya.

Idris Abubakar scored a penalty in the 22nd minute and then Felix Kenan added the third in the 68th minute.

Sadiq Lawan completed the rout in the 71st minute.

Plateau finally drop points

The game between Plateau United and Kano pillars ended goaless despite the return of Rabiu Ali to the Pillars team after missing four of their games this season due to a suspension.

It was also the third of the three-match ultimatum given to the Kano Pillars coach to perform. He drew two and lost one so it remains to be seen what his fate will be.

Enudu does it for Delta Force

It took Solomon Enudu thirteen minutes to score and grant Delta Force a 1-0 win over sinking Nasarawa United in Lafia.

Playing behind closed doors after a sanction from the League Management Company, Nasarawa United once again failed to win. They are yet to win a game in the League this season.

Akwa Starlets continue fine form

Akwa Starlet continued with the fine form by defeating Warri Wolves one goal to nil, a goal scored by Isaac George in the 75th minute.

The penalty was his 4th goal of the season in a win that pushed the Premier League new comers to 3rd on the table.

Akwa Starlets coach, Caleb Esu thanked God for the win, adding that his players were anxious to score, causing them to miss lots of chances.

“We want to appreciate God for today’s win. The players were a little bit tensed and anxiety set in for us,” Esu said after the game.

“Our aim remains to stay in the NPFL for another season.”

Evans Ogenyi of Warri Wolves also blamed anxiety as one of the negatives for his team on the day.

“My boys were anxious, but we will still take home some positives from the game even though we lost,” Ogenyi said.

“My boys failed to take their chances but it takes nothing away from Akwa Starlets. They are a good side.

Obuh under pressure

John Obuh

Akwa United visited Sunshine Stars but were beaten by the Akure side thanks to the only goal by Silas Nwankwo in the 61st minute.

Akwa United coach, John Obuh lamented the pressure he is under.

“Even if I am not under pressure, I have to give myself the pressure because most times we expect to see a win, more especially in this match (against Sunshine Stars) that should have been, at worst, a draw, but this is the way it has been,” he lamented.

“We will continue fighting. We will continue working. The season is still fresh. This is the sixth game out of 38 games. So we still have 32 games to finish. When we get back home we should start winning because we just need to start winning.”

Eguma snubs media after home draw

It was a second home draw for Rivers United, this time against Abia Warriors their coach, Stanley Eguma refused to speak to the media at the stadium after the game.

It was just one day after the sponsors of the team, Eunicell had a dinner after which players, coaches and management members of the club promised great things this season.

They did not factor in the record of Abia Warriors in Port Harcourt, a club that has forgotten how to lose on that ground.

On Friday, Wikki Tourist defeated Heartland FC 1-0.

Jigawa Golden Stars versus FC Ifeanyi Ubah was the late game that ended 2-1 to the home side.

 

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