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


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.


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