NPFL Matchday One Wrap: 10 Men Rivers United beat Rangers FC

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2020-21 season kick-off on Sunday (December 27).

Six matches were played on Sunday, two were played on Monday, while one was played on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

Seven home wins were recorded, two games ended in a draw, while only one team won away.

Nineteen goals were scored with the statisticians recording an average of two goals per game approximately.

On Wednesday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Portharcourt, Rivers United’s Fortune Omoniwari scored in the 29th minute to give the Pride of Rivers a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Flying Antelope.

Cletus Emotan was sent off after he committed a second bookable offence in 73rd minute as Rivers United finished the match with ten men.

Last season league leaders
Plateau United suffered a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Kwara United at home on Sunday. Jide Fatokun and Michael Ohanu netting for the away side on 62 and 67 minutes.

FC Ifeanyiubah defeated Lobi Stars 1-0 in Nnewi. Nonso Nzediegwu scored the only goal of the match in the 47th minute.

Promise Emalla’s early goal in the 4th minute was not enough to give Wikki Tourist all three points as Rueben Nicodemus scored a brace in the 7 and 53 minutes to ensure Nasarawa United overpowered Wikki Tourists 2-1 at the Lafia City Stadium.

Jigawa Golden Stars beat Sunshine Stars 1-0 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Stone Onukwube with the lone goal in the 77th minute.

Full Results

This is how the table looks like after matchday 1

 

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