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Doma Utd Steals Late Draw Against Rivers Utd; As Insurance Trounce Sporting FC In Benin

January, 20 2024.

... Benue-Plateau Derby In Lafia Tops Sunday's Games

A goal, scored four minutes into added time by Nelson Abiam gifted Doma United FC a share of the spoils, in their 1-1 draw with Rivers United, for whom Benard Kouassi gave the lead in the 5th minute of the first half, at a packed Pantami Stadium, in Gombe.

The draw was the first at home for Coach Akinade Onigbinde and his men, who seems to be experiencing a rough patch, after a rather very strong start to the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season.

The shared points, of the Day 19 fixture leaves the Savannah Tigers 3rd on the log, with 32 points; while the Pride of Rivers moved up to 14th in the table, with 21 points and with four matches in hand.

Meanwhile, the shake-up in the set-up of their technical crew, appeared to have yielded a measure of good result, as troubled Kwara United edged Sunshine Stars of Akure, 1-0 in Ilorin; courtesy of a goal in the 15th minute, by Emanuel Ogbole.

There were three different scorers for Bendel Insurance, as they thrashed Sporting FC of Lagos 3-1 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City.

Junior Osaghae got the opener in the 33rd minutes, Chukwudi Meze doubled the lead in the 38th minute, while Devine Nwachukwu rounded off the scoring for the Benin Arsenal on the hour mark; before

Henry Ndedi netted 2 minutes into stoppage time, to give Sporting FC a consolatory goal.

Day 19 fixture of the 2023/24 NPFL continued on Sunday, with Gombe United hosting Bayelsa United of Yenagoa in the early kick-off (3 pm), billed for the Pantami Stadium, Gombe.

Akwa United which has all-season been hovering around the drop zone, are home in Eket to Rangers Int'l FC of Enugu; whilst Kano Pillars and another side battling relegation, that's Heartland FC of Owerri will slug it out at the Sani Abacha Stadium, in Kofarmata.

There's a gigantic Benue-Plateau derby to be played out in Lafia, where Lobi Stars of Makurdi are to host Plateau United of Jos; in a clash of first versus fourth, on the log; reports.

Niger Tornadoes of Minna will have their hands full when welcoming resurgent Katsina United, to the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, in Kaduna. The recent fine run of Changi Boys as Katsina United is also called has been directly linked to the arrival of Coach Abubakar Bala, a former Coach of the Ikon Allah Boys.

Another fixture that will be closely watched on Sunday, is the clash in Ikenne-Remo, between high flyers and second on the log, Remo Stars and Abia Warriors of Umuahia; who only last week trounced Doma United FC 3-0 in Umuahia.

The Days other fixture, will see Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, host reigning champions, Enyimba Int'l FC of Aba, at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, in Adamasingba, Ibadan.

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