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Lobi defeat Rivers Utd in top-of-table clash



Lobi Stars defeated Rivers United 3-2 in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match on Wednesday at the New Jos Stadium.

Rivers opened the scoring in the 64th minute through a Farouk Mohammed effort, but Umar Abba equalized for Lobi Stars five minutes later.

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Wasiu Alalade gave Lobi Stars the lead in the 86th minute, but Nyima Nwagwa tied the game for the visiting side in the 90th.

Ani Elijah then scored the game-winning goal for Lobi in a dramatic way in the 96th minute as the hosts carried the day.

The team with its home base in Makurdi leads NPFL Group B with 26 points after 13 games, while Rivers United is in second place with 20 points after 12 games.

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