Nasarawa United FC and Kada City suffered heavy defeats in the hands of Gombe United and Akwa United respectively, just as Katsina United also lost 0-2 at Sunshine Stars in Akure in yesterday’s Nigeria Professional Football League matches.
At the Pantami stadium Gombe, Abdulazeez Yusuf and Musa Usman scored a brace each as Gombe United hammered Nasarawa United 5-2.
Former Kano Pillars player, Adamu Mohammed completed the rout of Nasarawa United whose consolatory goals from Captain Emmanuel Makama and Sanusi Ibrahim counted for nothing.
In Uyo, new comers Kada City were taught some lessons by the former CAF Confederation Cup campaigners Akwa United who won 4-0.
Former NPFL highest goal scorer Mfon Udoh opened scoring for the ‘promise keepers’ in the 6th minute before ex- Abia Warriors man, Ndifreke Effiong doubled the lead in the 35th minute.
On the resumption of play, Wisdom Fernando made it three for Akwa United in the 61st minute and Effiong second his second of the day in the 65th minute to put the match beyond the visitors.
The match between Sunshine Stars and Katsina United at the Akure Township stadium was ill-tempered as three players, two from Katsina United and one from Sunshine stars saw red.
While the visiting Katsina United ended the match with nine players due to red cards to Joshua Agboola (25mins) and Samuel Tswanya (32mins), Sunshine’s Seun Olulayo was also shown a straight red card in the second minute of added time.
To hand the home side the maximum points, Dayo Ojo broke the deadlock after more than an hour when he scored in the 66th minute to give the ‘Akure Gunners’ the lead before Fuad Ekelojuoti made it two in the seventh minute of added time.