NPFL: Kano Pillars Pile Pressure on Lobi with Win against Katsina Utd

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Kano Pillars have now shot within striking distance of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders Lobi Stars after they beat Katsina 3-1 in a Northwest Derby yesterday.

Pillars now have 35 points from 21 matches, two points behind Lobi Stars, who have played two games less.

NPFL leading scorer Junior Lokosa scored a brace and provided an assist for Pillars, while Destiny Ashadi pulled a goal back for Katsina United.

Champions Plateau United moved to third place after they beat Nasarawa United 2-1.

The Jos team now have 33 points after 20 matches.

Abia Warriors have also climbed up the standings courtesy of a 1-0 win at MFM FC.

The Umuahia club is now eighth on 29 points.

Sunshine Stars eased their relegation fears when they stopped bottom team Heartland 2-1 at home.

Akwa United, Kwara United, FC Ifeanyiubah and Rivers United all recorded away wins at Enugu Rangers, Niger Tornadoes, Yobe Desert Stars and El Kanemi Warriors, respectively.

MATCH DAY 21

Tornadoes 1-1 Kwara Utd

Kano Pillars 3-1 Katsina Utd

Plateau Utd 2-1 Nasarawa

Go Round FC 1-0 Wikki 

El Kanemi 1-1 Rivers Utd

MFM FC 0-1 Abia Warriors

Rangers 0-0 Akwa Utd

Yobe Stars 1-1 Ifeanyiubah

Sunshine 2-1 Heartland