NPFL: Lobi Stars Regain Top Spot and Sporting Lagos thumps Kano Pillars
Lobi Stars reclaim top spot in NPFL with a 2-1 victory against Bayelsa United, while Sporting Lagos thumps Kano Pillars in a 3-0 win.
●6th November 2023
The Nigeria Premier Football League‘s top spot was reclaimed by Lobi Stars in an exciting match at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa. Fans were on the edge of their seats for their hard-fought 2-1 victory over Bayelsa United on Monday away from home.
Both teams were fiercely focused on winning as the exciting game got underway. Just one minute before the half-hour mark, Lobi Stars’ outstanding player, Samuel Tiza, opened the scoring for his club. The visitors’ hopes of taking back the league’s top spot were sparked by their first-blood draw.
However, Bayelsa United were not ready to concede defeat so easily. Robert Mizo, showing his goal-scoring prowess, managed to equalize for the home team just three minutes before halftime. Mizo’s strike marked his sixth goal of the campaign, showcasing his importance to the Bayelsa United side.
The match remained locked in a tense battle until the 67th minute, when Samuel Tiza, who had already made his mark earlier in the game, once again emerged as the hero for Lobi Stars. Tiza’s goal in the 67th minute turned out to be the decisive blow that secured victory for the visitors.
With this win, Lobi Stars climbed to the top of the league table with 14 points earned from seven games. Their consistent performances this season have cemented their position as a force to be reckoned with in the Nigeria Premier Football League.
On the other hand, Bayelsa United are still struggling to find their footing in the league, as they remain in 19th place with just six points from seven games. They will be looking to bounce back in their upcoming fixtures and improve their standing in the league.
Sporting Lagos Dominates Kano Pillars with 3-0 Victory
At the Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Monday night, Sporting Lagos defeated Kano Pillars 3-0 to get back on the winning track.
A thrilling game of football was displayed to spectators, featuring a remarkable performance by Junior Lokosa versus his old team. Lokosa scored goals in the 12th and 36th minutes. The former NPFL top scorer has now tallied three goals for Paul Offor’s team, demonstrating both his ability to score goals and his importance to the group.
In addition to Lokosa’s heroics, fan-favorite Jonathan Alukwu made a significant contribution with a goal of his own. Jonathan’s goal in this match marked his fourth in the league this season, reinforcing his importance to Sporting Lagos.
This victory marked Sporting Lagos’ third win of the season, and they are now looking to build on this momentum and climb up the league table as they are only three points behind Lobi Stars.
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