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Akwa, Rangers pick first victories as rain aborts Pillars, Enyimba fixture

Akwa United and Enugu Rangers yesterday picked their first wins on MatchDay 2 of the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League Super Six.

Akwa United who drew 2-2 with Pillars on Tuesday defeated IfeanyiUbah 2-1 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.

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FC IfeanyiUbah were the better side in the opening minutes of this game but their link-up in the final third was poor.

Akwa United’s opener came in the second half when Cyril Olisema scored in the 48th from a rebound after FC FC IfanyiUbah keeper, Anozie attempted to save Godspower Aniefiok’s left footed shot.

Ten minutes later, Cyril Olisema converted the penalty awarded to Akwa United after defender Charles Okafor was adjudged to have handled Ndifreke Effiong’s cross in the box.

In the second game of the day, defending champions, Lobi Stars fell 2-1 to a wounded but rejuvenated Enugu Rangers.

In the 13th minute, Rangers opened scoring through Godwin Aguda in the 13th minute, Chiamaka Madu doubled their lead in the 28th minute before Lobi Stars were able to pull one back in the 6th minute of the second half.

However, the third game of the day between Kano Pillars and Enyimba was abandoned due to the heavy rainfall after 45 minutes of action.

The game will be concluded today by 9 am.

As it stands, Akwa United now top the playoffs table with 4 points, closely followed by Lobi Stars on 3 points.

Enyimba and Enugu Rangers are third and fourth on the table with 3 points respectively.

Kano Pillars are fifth with a single point while IfeanyiUbah are rooted to the bottom with no point so far.

 

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