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Winning Start for Coach Bala Abubakar, Guides Katsina Utd to 1-0 Victory Over Insurance

December, 17 2023.

..Enyimba vs Rivers Utd Pulsed as Eight Games Hold Today

Coach Abubakar Bala began life as Technical Adviser of Katsina United, on a winning note by guiding the Changi Boys to a 1-0 victory over Bendel Insurance of Benin, on Saturday.

The fixture was the sole Day-14 game played yesterday, and the solitary goal came off the boots of Chidera Ezeh in the 74th minute, from the penalty spot; reports.

Victory at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, will no doubt bring a glimmer of respite for the management, staff and players of Katsina United, after weeks of upheavals; culminating in the sacking of Tony Bulus as their Head Coach.

And after a four-match winless run, which includes a draw and three losses, Enugu Rangers have a perfect opportunity to return to winning ways when hosting promoted Sporting FC of Lagos, in Awka, on Sunday.

Abia Warriors will have their hands full as Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan come visiting in Umuahia; while Sunshine Stars who should have by now overcome the trauma of an armed robbery attack last week entertain Gombe United, in Akure.

Bottom of the log, Heartland FC are home at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri to another club in the red zone, Akwa United of Uyo; and there is a mouthwatering fixture in Lafia that pits Lobi Stars of Makurdi against ambitious Doma United FC of Gombe; who are yet to concede in nine games in a row.

Kano Pillars are home at the Sani Abacha Stadium, in Kofarmata to top of the log, Remo Stars of Ikenne; Kwara United will welcome struggling Niger Tornadoes of Minna to the Kwara Sports Complex, in Ilorin; while Bayelsa United takes a trip to Jos to face Plateau United, at their Zaria Road Stadium.

The encounter between Rivers United and Enyimba International, in Aba; is on pause by the NPFL; as the Pride of Rivers are in Tunisia for their Day-4 tie against Club Africain; in the CAF Confederation Cup.

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