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Sunshine upset Wikki in NPFL tie as Dakkada FC, Heartland, others grab victories

Sunshine Stars upset hosts, Wikki Tourists upon their return to traditional ground, Ababakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS) in Bauchi as Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) entered week 14 across the country.

Midfield dynamo, Anthony Omaka scored the match opener for the Owena Waves in the 13th minute while Fuad Ekelojuoti grabbed the winner in the 61st minute.

Idris Guda scored the consolation for the Bauchi Elephants in the 71st minute.

Elsewhere, Heartland piped neighbours, Abia Warriors 1-0 in the oriental derby decided at the Okigwe Township Stadium. Abiodun Thompson scored the winner for the Naze Millionaires in the 56th minute.

FC IfeanyiUbah outscored visitors and newcomers, Warri Wolves 3-1 at the FC IfeanyiUbah Stadium in Nnewi.

The Seasiders struck the first blow which ended up being academic through Charles Atsemene in the 23rd minute.

The Anambra Warriors struck twice through the duo, Christian Nnaji and Sabastine Uche in the 34th and 43rd minute respectively to hand the homers the whole three points at stake.

Kwara United outmuscled visitors, Katsina United with two unanswered goals at the Kwara State Stadium in llorin.

Issah Saidu scored the match opener for the Harmony Boys in the 13th minute while Abdulwaheed grabbed the winner in the 54th minute.

Plateau United played out a frustrating goalless draw with visitors, Akwa United at the Jos New Stadium in Jos.

Jigawa Golden Stars upended hard-fighting top-flight newcomers, Adamawa United 3-2 at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.

The Dutse side opened scoring in the 10th minute through Abdullahi Mallam while Bilal Yakubu upped the goal tally to two in the 15th minute and Kingsley Innocent grabbed the winner in the 56th minute.

The Yola duo, Idris Abubakar and Isa Garba scored their side consolations in the 24th and 70th minute respectively.

Lobi Stars unsettled visiting side, MFM FC with one unreplied goal at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi. Chukwudi Nwaodu scored the winner for the Pride of Benue in the 6th minute and ensured the side climb to the top of the ladder for the first time in the on-going elite league.

 Top-flight debutants, Dakkada FC downed visitors, Rivers United 2-1 at the ‘Nest of Champions’ Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

Spencer Bassey scored the opener for the Uyo side in the 11th minute while former Nigerian strongman, Azubuike Egwuekwe gifted the hosts with an own goal in the 45th minute while Bamba Bakary scored the consolation for the Pride of Rivers from the penalty spot in the 88th minute.

The other two fixtures involving hosts, Kano Pillars versus Enyimba and Nasarawa United versus Enugu Rangers were postponed due to continental engagements of the Aba and Enugu sides.

NPFL matchday 14 results:

FC IfeanyiUbah 3-1 Warri Wolves

Heartland 1-0 Abia Warriors

Kwara United 2-0 Katsina United

Plateau United 0-0 Akwa United

Wikki Tourists 1-2 Sunshine Stars

Jigawa Golden Stars 3-2 Adamawa United

Lobi Stars 1-0 MFM FC

Dakkada FC 2-1 Rivers United

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