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NPFL Wrap: Israel Abia bags quadruple for Sunshine Stars, Kano Pillars decimate Delta Force

9:07 PM WAT 08/12/2019
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The Owena Whales’ forward was the star of the weekend as he found the net four times as his side silenced the Solid Miners in Akure
Israel Abia was in tremendous goalscoring form after getting four goals in Sunshine Stars 4-2 triumph over Nasarawa United in a Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) clash on Sunday.

The Owena Whales thrilled their fans with an inspiring showing with Abia bagging a quadruple in the six-goal thriller.

Thanks to the win, Kabiru Dogo’s side are now in sixth position with 11 points after seven games.

Elsewhere, it was a black Sunday for Delta Force as they suffered a 6-1 obliteration to Kano Pillars at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

David Ebuka opened the scoring for Sai Masu Gida after three minutes before Abdullahi Musa and Auwala Ali added the second and third goals respectively.

In the 57th minute, Bala Yahuza reduced the deficit for the visitors but veteran Rabiu Ali restored the three-goal lead on the hour mark, while providing the assists for Chijioke Alaekwe’s double.

Plateau United’s unbeaten run came to a halt in Okigwe after falling 1-0 to Heartland.

Fidelis Ilechukwu’s men sealed maximum points thanks to Chibundu Amah’s 73rd-minute effort. Despite the loss, the Peace Boys remain leaders with 14 points after seven outings.

After six failed attempts, Akwa United recorded their first win of the season thanks to a massive 4-0 demolition of league newcomers, Adamawa United.

Ndifreke Effiong was the star at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium with his treble as Paul Obata also found the net.

Elsewhere, giant-killing Abia Starlets held Abia Warriors to a 1-1 draw at the Umuahia Township Stadium, while the game between Warri Wolves and Lobi Stars ended in a 0-0 draw.

 

RESULTS

Kano Pillars 6-1 Delta Force
Sunshine Stars 4-2 Nasarawa United
Warri Wolves 0-0 Lobi Stars
Katsina United 1-0 MFM
Heartland 1-0 Plateau United
Akwa United 4-0 Adamawa United
FC Ifeanyiubah 2-0 Wikki Tourists
Katsina Utd 1-0 MFM
Abia Warriors 1-1 Akwa Starlets