The 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League season entered its ninth week this weekend. The AthleticNG presents a summary of the ten week-9 games .
At the Eket Stadium, Akwa United FC came from a goal down to triumph 3-2 on Sunday, November 19, 2023.
Remo Stars took the lead through in-form striker Sikiru Alimi after 15 minutes of play.
Akwa United FC reponded with a quick-fire double to lead inside a goal-crazy half-hour.
Defensive midfielder Dare Ojo equalised for Akwa United FC in the 23rd minute before Uche Collins gave the Promise Keeper’s the lead for the first time in the game on 26 minutes.
Rilwan Sadiq doubled the advantage for Coach Fatai Osho’s men in the 62nd minute.
The visitors however reduced the deficit through Aniekeme Okon 12 minutes from time but Akwa United FC held on to win 3-2.
In Aba, reigning NPFL chaimpions Enyimba FC defeated Lobi Stars 1-0.
Defender, Alalibo Somiari scored the winning goal two minutes from time when a powered a header home to break the visitors resolve.
At the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, Shooting Stars claimed a 1-0 victory against Coach Abdul Maikaba tutored Kano Pillars FC.
Kareem Ayinde scored the winning goal four minutes before the hour mark.
In Awka, Enugu Rangers were held to a 0-0 draw by Katsina United FC.
NPFL new boys Sporting Lagos came from behind to hold Heartland FC to a 1-1 draw at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan.
Chinedu Ike scored the opening goal in the 75th minute.
Sporting Lagos had to wait for Jonathan Alukwu’s goal deep into stoppage time to hold Heartland FC to a draw.
Heartland are still without a win in the NPFL this season.
Former champions Rivers United defeated Abia Warriors 2-1 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Alex Oyowah gave Rivers United the lead from the spot six minutes before the break.
Abia Warriors defender Ifeanyi Anaemena conceded an own goal to double Rivers United’s lead eight minutes from time.
Anaemena did make amends for the own-goal when he pulled one back for the Warriors on 86 minutes.
Umar Abba scored the winning goal on 13 minutes as Gombe United defeated Niger Niger Tornadoes 1-0.
Akwa Utd 3-2 Remo stars
Bayelsa Utd 1-1 Sunshine stars
Rangers 0-0 Katsina Utd
Enyimba 1-0 Lobi stars
Rivers Utd 2-1 Abia warriors
Shooting Stars 1-0 Kano Pillars
Sporting Lagos 1-1 Heartland
Gombe Utd 1-0 Niger Tornadoes