El Kanemi, Sunshine bag late wins as Akwa United fail at home again

El Kanemi, Sunshine bag late wins as Akwa United fail at home again
Sunday Abe - Sunshine Stars

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jan 25, 2017. 19:44

El Kanemi Warriors and Sunshine Stars needed late winners to stop Katsina United and Kano Pillars, respectively as Akwa United remained the only team yet to win this season.

Visiting Katsina United looked like they will be the first team to pick a draw at El Kanemi, who have been unbeaten in Maiduguri in 14 matches, before substitute Anthony Sunday’s spectacular back-breaking winner in the 89th minute.

And in Akure, an 82nd penalty converted by Sikiru Alimi ensured home team Sunshine Stars edged past Kano Pillars.

Akwa United languish at the bottom of the NPFL standings after they were held for the second time this season at home, this time by champions Rangers.

Unlike the previous match day when all 10 teams won, Shooting Stars, Gombe United, Abia Warriors and FC Ifeanyiubah all had to settle for a share of the points in front of their own fans.

Plateau United remained on top of the standings with 10 points from four matches, two points clear of closest rivals Rivers United.

Week 4 Results Wednesday

Abia Warriors 0-0 Enyimba

Gombe United 0-0 Plateau United

Shooting Stars 1-1 MFM FC

Akwa United 0-0 Enugu Rangers

Ifeanyi Ubah 0-0 Rivers United

El Kanemi Warriors 1-0 Katsina United

Sunshine Stars 1-0 Kano Pillars

Niger Tornadoes 2-0 Wikki Tourists

Lobi Stars 3-0 ABS FC

Nasarawa United 3-1 Remo Stars

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