Usman Mohammed’s strike in the 26th minute of play was all the visitors from Jalingo needed to run away with the victory in a match that saw the home side ending the encounter with nine men.Akwa United FC goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode was given the marching order by the centre referee in the 46th minute of the game following his hard tackle on FC Taraba’s onrushing striker Bobby Abel.Efforts by the home side to even scores were frustrated by the defence line of the visitors.Akwa United’s Godspower Igudia was also sent off in the 82nd minute of play for elbowing Obilo Ikechukwu of FC Taraba.In Ilorin, Kwara United defeated El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri 2-1 with goals from Evans Iyoro in the 22nd minute and Segun Alebiosu 41st minute of the game while Ibrahim Mustapha reduced the tally in the 59th minute of the match for El-Kanemi.In Akure, Sunshine Stars FC have to wait for a late rally in the added time to defeat Gabros International of Nnewi 2-1. Stephen Eze had in the 25th minute put the Akure side ahead but the Gabros millionaires fought back to restore parity only for Tunde Adeniji to score the much need goal for the home side during the added time to send their fans into a wild jubilation.Rangers International FC of Enugu also sent back Sharks FC of Port Harcourt empty handed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium with a 2-1 victory.Razak Adegbite opened the score line for the flying antelopes in the 37th minute of play only for Sharks FC attacking pearl Yusuf Jaiyeola to level scores in the 44th minute of the game but Odah Marshall of Rangers ensured the home side fans have something to take home as his efforts yielded dividends in the 86th minute to give Rangers the three points at stake.In Lafia, Nasarawa United FC were two goals better than Wikki Tourist FC of Bauchi.On Saturday, Kano Pillars FC and Heartland FC of Owerri began their campaign in the league with a resounding victory against their opponents.Kano Pillars defeated Bayelsa United by 2-0 while Heartland registered the first away victory in the league in Ibadan with a 2-1 score line against 3SC FC.
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