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Plateau Utd ease past Rivers Utd as MFM record first win

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Plateau Utd ease past Rivers Utd as MFM record first win

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Plateau United, continued their impressive start to the season by easing past Rivers United 2-0 at the New Jos Stadium on Wednesday.

Captain Elisha Golbe opened the scoring in the 31st minute from a free-kick, while Emeka Umeh netted the second goal on 60 minutes.

The Jos club began their title defence with a 1-0 away victory last Saturday against Nasarawa United, who also fell 2-0 on Wednesday to former champions, Kano Pillars.

Also maintaining their perfect start to the season are Niger Tornadoes, who defeated FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja.

Solomon Owello and Sunday Akinmoladun scored both goals for the home side while Godwin Obaje scored the only goal of the visitors.

At the Agege Stadium, MFM FC recorded their first win of the season against hard-fighting Kwara United thanks to a 51st-minute strike by Adebayo Waheed.

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Enyimba International and Heartland FC played goalless in the first Oriental Derby played at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

The seven-time NPFL champions – Enyimba – are picking up their second draw in a row, after securing a 1-1 draw against Lobi Stars in their opening game.

Sunshine Stars beat Katsina United 2-1 in Akure, while El Kanemi Warriors also won against Abia Warriors as Bello Kofarmata scored the only goal of the game.

Full results of NPFL matchday 2:

Plateau United 2-0 Rivers United
MFM FC 1-0 Kwara United
Enyimba Int’l 0-0 Heartland FC
Sunshine stars 2-1 Katsina Utd
Niger Tornadoes 2-1 FCIU
Yobe Desert Stars 2-0 Wikki Tourists
Go Round 1-0 Akwa United
Rangers Int’l 1-2 Lobi Stars
Kano Pillars 2-0 Nasarawa United
El Kanemi 1-0 Abia Warriors

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