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2022/23 NPFL MD-10: Niger Tornadoes Snatch First Away Win as Round 2 Gets Underway in Uyo

March, 25 2023.

Niger Tornadoes on Saturday edged Dakkada FC of Uyo 2-1 in the only Day 10 fixture, as the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) resumed from its mid-season and General Elections break.

Tornadoes raced into the lead as early as the 6th minute, as David Okoromi and Emmanuel Jonas doubled the advantage for the Ikon Allah Boys, 9 minutes later.

The home side then woke up from their slumber, and had half chances they could not convert, until late in the game when Aniekan Okon Ekpe halved the deficit from the penalty spot, deep into second half stoppage time, but that was all, as Tornadoes ran away with all 3 points, and the first road win of the second stanza.

The victory means Tornadoes increased their points tally to 15, and moved from seventh on the Group B log to fourth, while Dakkada FC remained bottom of the log, with 7 points from 10 games played.

The remaining nine Day 10 fixtures of the league, are billed for Sunday at approved match venues, across the country.

Reigning Champions, Rivers United are home in Port Harcourt to Abia Warriors of Umuahia, while Enugu Rangers will host fellow strugglers, Bayelsa United in Awka.

Elsewhere in Group B, Doma United will entertain the leaders, Lobi Stars of Makurdi at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe; whilst the encounter between Sunshine Stars of Akure and Wikki Tourists takes place in Bauchi.

The fixture in Aba between multiple champions Enyimba of Aba and leaders, Bendel Insurance of Benin tops the Card, as all five games in Group A are decided on Sunday.

Insurance defeated the Aba People's Elephant, coached by Finidi George 1-0 in Benin, with hot shot Imade Osarenkhoe rifling in a free-kick; and the Benin Arsenal leads that section with 23 points, 7 points clear of Enyimba who are in third spot, but is the only team yet to concede at home, this term.

Remo Stars will welcome Nasarawa United to their state of the art stadium in Ikene, whilst Kwara United slugs it out with visiting El-kanemi Warriors. report.

The clash between Plateau United and Gombe United will happen at the new Jos Stadium; while Akwa United and Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan battles at the Godswill Apkabio Stadium, in Uyo.

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