NPFL: Akwa United win away as MFM beat Insurances

NPFL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 18/03/2019

Akwa United defeated Heartland FC of Owerri 2-1 in the matchday 11 of Nigeria Professional Football League in Okigwe on Sunday as MFM beat Insurances of Benin at the Agege Soccer Temple.

Ndifreke Effiong put the Uyo base team ahead in the 4th minute but Chidiebere Ajoku responded for the home side in the 57th minute before Mfon Udoh scored the winner in the 72nd minute to give Akwa United all three points.

MFM FC won in front of their home supporters after Olawale Abisoye opened the goal account in the encounter in the 39th before Michael Ohanu scored the winner in the 58th-minute to condem NPFL newcomers Bendel Insurance to third defeat for the season.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Kano Pillars thanks to a 66th-minute strike by Uche Ihuarulam while El-Kanemi Warriors played out a goalless draw with Gombe United so did Sunshine Stars and Enyimba International.

Wikki Tourists beat Rivers United 2-0 with goals from Abba Umar in the 19th minute and Issa Gata in the 70th minute, while Martins Usule's goal in the 13th minute gave Katsina United a 1-0 win over Kwara United.

A total of 10 matchday 11 encounters were played with the games involving Lobi Stars and Enugu Rangers postponed due to their continental engagements.