By Tola Badekale     

High flying MFM Football Club could not regain leadership of the NPFL following a gutsy 1-1 draw with four-time champions Kano Pillars but they served further notice of their ambitions.

At an Agege Stadium packed to the rafters, MFM's Musa Newman sent the crowd wild with the first goal of the match with 25 minutes played. But Rabiu Ali leveled scores for Sai Maisugida from the spot on the 67th minute.

MFM had won all their games at the Agege Stadium, often with a swagger less expected of a newly promoted side. But they needed no telling that this would be the most difficult yet. Pillars are adept at grinding out results on the road and fancied their chances here.

Read more: MFM, Pillars Night thriller light up Agege  

By China Acheru.     

It was a lifeless evening in Uyo as hosts, Akwa United and their guests, Warri Wolves subjected fans at the fanciful Godswill Akpabio International Stadium to 90 minutes of football with no goals to show for it.

Akwa United playing on the back of a 3-0 bashing by Rangers last weekend could not find a way past a stubborn Warri Wolves defence led by Monday Osagie and Semiu Liadi.

The home side had twenty shots at goal and nine on target but perfect goalkeeping by Dele Ajiboye of Warri Wolves ensured the away side went home with a share of the spoils.

Read more: Akwa United, Warri Wolves in drab draw in Uyo  

By Fisayo Dairo   

 
Lobi Stars forward, Kingsley Eduwo was the star attraction on a day of stalemates in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 8 as he netted a hattrick against league leaders Rangers to help his team to a surprise 3-1 victory over the Flying Antelopes.

The former Sunshine Stars striker scored twice in the first half as the Pride of Benue raced to a two-goal lead in Makurdi. Rangers thought they were back in it after in-form Chisom Egbuchulam scored with seven minutes left but Eduwo swiftly put paid to their hopes by completing his treble three minutes later as Lobi climbed to 3rd on the log, one point behind Rangers and second-placed MFM.

Read more: Match Day 8 Round-Up: Lobi Stars' Eduwo joins the Exclusive Hat trick Class  

By Promise Etim .      

William Da Silva's strike on the 7th minute, was all Ifeanyi Uba FC needed to ease past Oriental neighbours Heartland FC, in a tightly contested match day 8 encounter played at the Ifeanyi Uba Sports Stadium, Nnewi on Wednesday.

In what was termed a fierce derby, hugely characterized by intense rivalry on and off the pitch, the home side fielded Brazillians, Williams and Alberico Barbosad in the starting line up, against Alphonsus Dike's men.

Ifeanyi Uba got the game to a flying start, when acute exchange of passes led to Bright Onyedakachi being hacked down inside the area on the 6th minute. William stepped in to send Ebele Obi the wrong way from the spot, to give his side the advantage.

Read more: IfeanyiUbah pip Heartland 1-0 in fierce Oriental Derby  

By Fisayo Dairo .    

Wikki Tourists of Bauchi produced a defensive master class to hold their hosts Abia Warriors to a goalless draw in an NPFL Matchday 8 encounter decided at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Wednesday.

The Tourists who won here last season and are yet unbeaten against their frustrated hosts (after 5 league matches now) defended bravely for most of the duration, relying on occasional breaks to cause further problems for Warriors.

Read more: Maikaba hails players as Wikki hold Abia in Umuahia  

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