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Dull opening day for 2018/2019 NPFL but Enyimba, Pillars win, El-Kanemi stun hosts

In spite of the situation, three home victories, one away win and two draws were recorded in the two groups of the abridged league competition.
Enyimba International Football Club of Aba kicked off their campaign with a 2-0 home win over MFM FC of Lagos at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba.
Nelson Ogbonnaya headed in Nasiru Sani’s long throw to hand the seven-times NPFL champions the lead after 13 minutes.
Abdulrahman Bashir doubled the lead for the hosts when he headed in Andrew Abalogu’s free-kick in the 54th minute.
At the Kwara Sports Stadium in Ilorin, Kwara United FC drew 1-1 at home with Sunshine Stars FC of Akure.
Sasere Franklin put Sunshine Stars ahead four minutes into the break with a lovely lob from the edge of the box.
But Kwara United were back on level terms through an own goal from Seun Olulayo who diverted Usman Mohammed’s cross beyond his own goalkeeper with 20 minutes to play.
In another NPFL game, Nasarawa United beat Abia Warriors 1-0 in Lafia.
Abdullahi Abubakar glided in Abdul Makama’s cross after 20 minutes to hand Nasarawa United all three points from the encounter.
Akwa United who recruited 13 new players kicked off their new NPFL season on a poor note, going down 0-1 at home to El-Kanemi Warriors at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium.
Kano Pillars also edged Heartland FC of Owerri 1-0.
Chinedu Sunday scored the only goal of the game in the 16th minute to hand the hosts the maximum points.
Plateau United were held to a goalless draw at home by FC IfeanyiUbah.
NPFL Match Day 1 Full Results:
Kwara United 1-1 Sunshine Stars
Enyimba International 2-0 MFM FC
Nasarawa United 1-0 Abia Warriors
Plateau United 0-0 FC IfeanyiUbah
Kano Pillars 1-0 Heartland
Akwa United 0-1 El-Kanemi Warriors
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