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Heartland Shred Plateau United In Highest Home Victory As Go Round Turn The Tide Against Abia Warrior

Actions resumed in the Nigeria Professional League on Wednesday as the league entered matchday 2.

With 10 ten teams involved in the action, the highest victory was recorded by Heartland FC of Owerri who trounced visiting Plateau United 3-0 in Owerri.

The 3-0 was Heartland’s first time to hit three goals in the NPFL since November 2015 when they defeated Giwa FC 3-2 in Owerri.

Efe Yarhere broke the deadlock in the 60th minute before Chinonso Okonkwo scored a brace in the 79th and 87th minute to hand Heartland their first victory after losing the opening game of the season by a lone goal to Kano Pillars at the Sani Abacha Stadium last weekend.

The shocker of matchday 2 was Go Round FC who travelled to Umuahia to snatch three points away from Abia Warriors in their first away victory in the NPFL.

The game was Go Round’s first game this season after their opening match was postponed. For Abia Warriors they needed to respond positively after losing 1-0 to Nasarawa United in Lafia.

Sodiq Ololade fired Go Round in front in the first half before Emeka Isaac levelled for the hosts. Emmanuel Ugwu grabbed the winner for the visitors in the added time as the game ended 1-2.

At Nnewi, FC IfeanyiUbah gave their fans something to cheer as they peeped visiting Nasarawa United by a late goal scored in added time by Chijioke Alaekwe.

Rivers United opened the season with an impressive 1-1 draw against Niger Tornadoes in Minna.

Goals from Eric Frimpong for Tornadoes in the 66th minute and Ossy Martins for the visitors three minutes later ensured both teams share the spoils.

At the Agege Stadium, MFM FC bounced back from their 2-0 loss against Enyimba in Aba in the league opener to defeat visiting Kwara United 2-0.

An own goal by Segun Alebiosun in the 49th minute and an off the bench show by Adeniji Kabiru in the 76th minute was all the Olukoya Boys needed to record their first victory of the season.


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