NPFL battle for the top: FC Ifeanyi Ubah pips El Kanemi Warriors in Nnew


FC Ifeanyi Ubah consolidated their position on the Group B table of the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League abridged league format with a one nil win over second placed El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri at the FC Ifeanyi Ubah international stadium in Nnewi.



FC Ifeanyi Ubah and El Kanemi Warriors before the match day nine fixture both were tied on 15 points with Ifeanyi Ubah slightly on top of the table on superior goal difference.


FC Ifeanyi Ubah almost conceded in the first few minutes of the game due to lack of communication between the defence line and the goalkeeper but immediately turned things around as the game proceeded.


Ugwuka Emmanuel put the Anambra warriors ahead in the 34th minute to seal the victory for the home team as chances went begging for both teams in the first and second half.


With the win FC Ifeanyi Ubah moves three points clear of their closest rivals El Kanemi Warriors and four points ahead of third placed Abia Warriors who played a 1 – 1 draw at home to resurgent Akwa United.


Abia Warriors 1-1 Akwa United

(Chinedu Ozor 28′ – Mfon Udoh 33′)

FC Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 El-Kanemi

(Emmanuel Ugwuka 34′)

Go-Round 1-1 Nasarawa United

(Adeseun Adelani 42′ – Ikechukwu Nwani 26′)

Remo Stars 2-1 Kwara United

(Mathias Ogwuche 20′, 70′ – Daberachi Anyanwu 45′)

Sunshine Stars 1-1 Insurance FC

(Anthony Omaka 75′ – Moses Kalu 64′)

Heartland 1-1 Gombe United

(Chidiebere Ajoku 32′ – Chigozie Maurice 90′ (PEN))


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