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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

NPFL: Plateau United retains top spot

As the first half of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season ends, Plateau United of Jos has returned to the top spot.

Plateau United FC

This came about as United sunk Katsina United 3-0 to top the table with 35 points from 18 games. MFM Football Club of Lagos lost 0-2 to fifth-placed Akwa United of Uyo, and finished second place with 33 points.

El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri pipped Ilorin 1-0 to place third also with 33 points, but with lesser goals.

Niger Tornadoes of Minna is fourth with 30 points after defeating 12 placed Kano Pillars 1-0 in Lokoja, while Abia Warriors climbed to sixth after defeating Wikki Tourists of Bauchi 2-0.

The Tourists from Bauchi is down in the 17th spot. Seventh on the log is Enyimba International of Aba who beat bottom-placed Remo Stars 1-0 in Calabar.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah needed two penalties to defeat Shooting Stars 2-1 in Nnewi. Ubah is eighth on the table, while Shooting Stars is 13th.

Lobi Stars climbed to ninth on the table after defeating 18th placed Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1 in Makurdi.

By Felix Simire

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