Matchday 16 of the Nigerian Premier Football League continued with eight league fixtures across eight stadia in Nigeria on Sunday evening as the 2022/2023 league Season approaches its end.
Enyimba FC of Aba strengthened their Super 6 Play-Off qualification with a massive 1-0 away victory over group’s strugglers El-Kanemi Warriors in Maiduguri.
The victory over the bottom placed team in group A takes the Aba Elephants to second on the log, four points behind league leaders Bendel Insurance who extended their unbeaten league run to 16 games after a 0-0 draw against Gombe United in the another group A game played in Gombe on Sunday.
After their points was reinstated last Friday by the IMC, Remo Stars took a huge step into Super Six qualification by defeating fellow rivals Akwa United in Ikenne 1-0.
Defender Nduka Junior scored his first goal of the season from the penalty spot at the stroke of halftime to move the Ikene based club ahead of their opponents into third on the log.
In Akure, the adopted home of Kwara United Adeshina Gata’s 21st minute strike was canceled out in the second half by Plateau United as the Harmony Boys stretched their league’s winless run to six games this season and remained just a point above the relegation places with two games left in the season.
Group leaders, Lobi Stars hope to cement their Play-off qualification with a 1-0 win over Niger Tornadoes while Rangers thrashed relegation bound Wikki Tourists 3-0 In Akwa as Abia Warriors bounced back from 3-0 loss to a 3-0 victory over Dakkada FC in Umuahia.
Other results in group B saw Bayelsa United win a third straight home game for the first time this season with a 2-1 win over Sunshine Stars in Yenagoa which helped the Federation Cup defending champions overcome their cup exit last midweek.
NPFL MatchDay 16 Results
Abia Warriors 3-0 Dakkada
Bayelsa Utd 2-1 Sunshine
El-Kanemi Warriors 0-1 Enyimba
Rangers 3-0 Wiki Tourists
Gombe 0-0 Bendel Insurance
Kwara Utd 1-1 Plateau Utd
Lobi stars 1-0 Niger Tornadoes
Remo stars 1-0 Akwa Utd
Nasarawa Utd 1-0 Shooting Stars