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NPFL Review: Obioma Chukwuemeka Records Double Digit Goals, Okon Aniekeme Header Salvage Point For Remo Stars In Ibadan

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Enyimba picked up a vital three points at home in their NPFL23 Matchday 13 meeting with Plateau United, winning 2-1 on the occasion. The People’s Elephant went ahead thanks to left-back Imoh Obot before Chukwuemeka Obioma scored his tenth goal of the season to double their advantage. Plateau United pulled one back through Izuchukwu Chimezie to set up a grandstand finish.

Lobi Stars picked up their first win of the second stanza and returned to the summit of Group B with a 2-0 win over Abia Warriors. Abba Umar and Joseph Atule got the goals for the home side in the encounter.

Remo Stars extended their unbeaten run in the Southwest Derby against Shooting Stars as both sides collided in their NPFL23 Matchday 13 meeting. The match ended 1-1 with Desmond Agbekpornu opening the scoring for the Oluyole Warriors before Aniekeme Okon scored a late leveller for the Sky Blue Stars.

Bayelsa United picked up an away win in Bauchi as they overcame Wikki Tourist 2-1 in their NPFL23 Matchday 13 encounter. Chibundu Amah gave the home side the lead after 25 minutes before Robert Mizo scored his ninth goal of the season to draw Bayelsa United level. Stephen Wisdom scored the game winner on the stroke of half-time for Bayelsa United.

Akwa United missed a chance to take advantage of a slip by Bendel Insurance as they played out a 2-2 draw at home to relegation-threatened Nasarawa United. Victor Collins opened the scoring for the visitors with a free-kick before Cyril Olisema equalised almost immediately for the home side. Collins then put the ball into his own net to give Akwa United the lead before Anas Yusuf scored an 88th minute equaliser for the Solid Miners.

Gombe United overcame ElKanemi Warriors at the Pantami Stadium, claiming a 1-0 win thanks to an early Anayo Ogbonna penalty.

Sunshine Stars were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Rangers in their Matchday 13 meeting. Ibrahim Yusuf opened the scoring for the home side before Chidiebere Nwobodo equalised for the Flying Antelopes.

Niger Tornadoes held champions Rivers United to a goalless draw at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, forcing them to drop vital points in the Super Six race.

Bendel Insurance drew for a fourth consecutive game as they were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Kwara United. The Afonja Warriors opened the scoring through Alao Mohammed before Deputy Echeta equalised for the Benin Arsenal at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

Dakkada picked up their second league win in 11 matches as they overcame high-flying Doma United 1-0 in Uyo. Mmekutmfon Udosen scored his second of the season to give the struggling side maximum points at home.

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Seamoriow FC Shines Bright in Thrilling Victory Against Leads United FC.

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In a gripping showdown at the Seamoriow Sports Complex earlier today, Seamoriow FC once again showcased their prowess on the field, clinching a sensational 4-3 triumph over Leads United FC.

The match, marked by breathtaking goals and intense moments, kept fans from the neighbourhood who saw the game on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.

The action-packed encounter saw Seamoriow’s Paul Salako setting the tone early with a stunning goal in the 15th minute, swiftly followed by Saka’s precise strike from a low angled shot in the 20th minute. Akinjide Johnson further fueled the team’s momentum with a good finish in the 29th minute, leaving the opposition reeling. Despite a valiant effort from Leads United FC, Adeshina Lekan’s penalty in the 62nd minute sealed the victory for Seamoriow FC.

Reacting to the exhilarating win, the Chairman/Proprietor of Seamoriow FC expressed immense pride in the team’s performance, stating, “We are thrilled by this victory, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players. Our commitment to nurturing young talent remains unwavering, and we are actively expanding our scouting network to unearth passionate individuals who embody the spirit of Seamoriow FC. Our ultimate goal is to provide promising Nigerian talents with a platform to shine and pursue successful careers in football, and we are determined to attract the best talent from across the nation.”

Seamoriow FC will next take on Breeding Professionals FA at the Legacy Practise pitch on Sunday, 25th of February in preparation for the Africa Selected All Stars Scouting Tournament the club will be participating in billed for 26th – 28th February at the practice pitch, Surulere, Lagos

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ABIA Warriors Vs Remo Stars: CEO Banana Island Offers Free Bus To Fans On Sunday

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The Banana Island CEO, Mr Francis Chilaka, will provide free bus to Abia Warriros fans, who come out en mass to support the team as they host Remo Stars Football Club at the Enyimba FC Stadium on Sunday.

Following the Umuahia township stadium ban by the League Organizers, the Umuahia based will welcome the ‘Sky Blue Stars’ in their temporary home stadium in Aba in one of the Matchday 20 fixtures billed for the weekend.

“Playing away from your traditional home ground can be difficult in football but we’re planning to make it a home away from home for the Abia Warriros with our usual support”

“The free bus will ensure the fans will be on the stands to cheer the team this will be added advantage for the team playing at its temporary home ground”

“Efforts has been made by the Club Chairman, Chief John Obuh, to return the team back to Umuahia soonest as their has been steady progress in work on the playing turf as well on the stadium environs”

“Before we return back to Umuahia, the team needs to bounce back to winning ways and that’s why the fans will be present to ginger their spirit “ he concluded.

Mr. Francis Chilaka who doubles as a Board member of the Abia Warriors management has been in the frontline in ensuring massive support for the Umuahia warlords as he offers different kinds of moral and financial support to the Abia Warriors team.

Amongst the contingent moving from Umuahia to Aba for the crunchy fixture is Chairman Abia State House Member on Sports, Hon. Chinasa Abiola, as well as other well meaning Abians.

When the games gets underway in ABA on Sunday, Abia Warriros who lost to Remo Stars on Matchday 19 will be out to make up for the lost points when the trade tackles on Matchday 20 in the first game of the league second round.

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NPFL Youth League: The Abia Warriors Boys Were Brave Enough- Francis Chilaka

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Abia Warriors Board member and football enthusiast, Francis Chilaka, has thumbed up Abia Warrior’s Under-17 lads for their bravery following their 2-2 stalemate against city neighbors, Enyimba International Under-17, in it’s first game in the South-East, zone of the on-going NPFL youth league in Enugu State.

The popular philanthropist and business guru who has been in the Coal City with the team affirmed the boys resilience which earned the team a point in the keenly contested fixture.

“It’s a derby game and the fixture lived up to it’s billing as the two young lads displayed their football artistry”

“Kudos to the boys, Abia Warriros, for their efforts as there is more room for improvement going into the next game”

In the excited fixture which ended in a stalemate, Abia Warriors side were the side who stole the show as they came with a late goal to steal headline in the fixture watched by NPFL dignitaries.

To earn the South-East slot to the National level, Abia Warriors Under-17 in it’s subsequent games will trade tackless with Heartland, Rangers Under-17 sides

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