By China Acheru

Godwin Obaje scored a goal in each half to hand his club, FC Ifeanyiubah a comfortable 2-0 win over Kano Pillars on Sunday.

In the 13th minute, Godwin Obaje connected a low cross from King Osanga and his carefully weighted shot found the top left corner for the first goal of the game.

Read more: Obaje’s brace seals 2-0 win for FC Ifeanyiubah  

By Sanipe Damiete

Abia Warriors put up a scintillating performance to beat Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) defending champions Rangers International 4-0 and complete the double over their Oriental rivals on Sunday.

Obi Samson, Anthony Okemmiri and Sunday Adetunji with a brace all found their names on the score sheet as they made light work of the Flying Antelopes that seem lost in the forest as they fail to find their swiftness on the day.

Read more: Abia Warriors thump Rangers 4-0 in derby to complete double  

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) enters its 21st matchday after the first matchday of the second round produced shock results. However four of the league's stars are on international duties, a number of suspension and the battle for the leadership and relegation on the cards.

All ten games will take place on Sunday with FC Ifeanyiubah versus Kano Pillars in focus.

Four of the league's top performers are on international duties with the Super Eagles. Stephen Odey, Alhassan Ibrahim, Sikiru Olatunbosun and Ikechukwu Ezenwa are away with the Nigerian men's national team.

Read more: Matchday 21: Chase for top spot & survival continues amid missing stars  

Latching on to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) regulations to promote youth football, Henry Makinwa, coach of ABS FC, has listed 18-year-old Chidi Ogbodo in the club's squad list for the Matchday 21 fixture in Uyo against Akwa United on Sunday.

Makinwa, one of the new generation coaches in the league said he has listed the teenager because the future of the club belongs to the youths.

Read more: Makinwa hands shirt to 18-year-old Ogbodo for Akwa Utd clash  

By Wale Mustapha

Abubakar Chindo has urged his club ABS FC to build on their first round performance in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to cap a wonderful return to the top division.

ABS FC gained promotion to the apex league in Nigeria for the second time in the 2016/17 league campaign after they were relegated to the second tier division three seasons ago.

Read more: Chindo counts on ABS' first round performance for better season ending  

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