Alimi Shoots Remo To Top Of NPFL Log, As Abia Warriors, Heartland Pick Away Point


Sikiru Alimi’s lone goal against Plateau United helped Remo Stars reclaimed the Nigeria Premier Football League top spot.

Alimi got his 9th goal of the campaign after he benefited from a defensive howler to gift his side the goal that ensured that the Sky Blue Stars move to the top on the log with 22 points.

In Ibadan, Kennedy Boboye’s Heartland FC held Shooting Stars Club to a goalless draw to record their first clean sheet of the season and pick a valuable point on the road.

Sporting Lagos returned to winning ways with a slim one-nil victory over Katsina United.

Robert Mizo’s last minutes goals helped Bayelsa United escaped a third home defeat of the season to hold Abia Warriors to a 2-2 draw in Yenegoa.

Mizo pulled one back from a free-kick in the 82nd minutes after Samson Obi gave Abia Warriors the lead in the 75th minutes.

Ibrahim Dehinde, who provided the assist for Warriors’ opener, restored the lead for the Umuahia-based side before Mizo pulled a goal back for his 9th goal of the campaign in the 87th minutes.

In Saturday’s games, Bendel Insurance defeated Lobi Stars 1-0 while Kwara United held struggling Akwa United to a 1-1 draw in Eket. Doma United and Enyimba Int’l recorded an identical scoreline of 1-0 victories against Niger Tornadoes and Sunshine Stars respectively.