NPFL 24: Rangers Go Top, As Akwa United Move Out Of Drop Zone


Fidelis Ilechukwu’s Rangers International secured a crucial away win in Aba to go top of the log in the ongoing 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League season.

The Flying Antelopes achieved victory in the Oriental Derby after beating Heartland FC 2-1 in a Match Day 27 encounter to extend their unbeaten run to 9 matches.

Rangers leapfrogged Lobi Stars to the first position with 47 points, one point behind the Pride of Benue as they went 5 games unbeaten away from home.

Struggling Akwa United were the biggest winners of the match week after defeating Plateau United 2-1 in Jos.

The Promise Keepers had opened scoring off the boots of Gerome Heutchou in the 10th minute before the hosts equalised from the spot via Sunday Anthony. The winner came at the death of stoppage time from the spot courtesy of Suleiman Sani.

In Lafia, Bayelsa United held Lobi Stars to a 1-1 draw while Katsina United were 2-1 victors over Abia Warriors. Kwara United got the better of Enyimba FC 2-1 in Ilorin while Remo Stars beat Bendel Insurance 2-0.

Other results on Saturday include; Kano Pillars 1-0 Sporting Lagos, Doma United 1-1 Gombe United while Niger Tornadoes and 3SC game will hold on Monday.

The Results:

Katsina United 2-1 Abia Warriors

Heartland 1-2 Rangers Int’l

Lobi Stars 1-1 Bayelsa United

Kwara United 2-1 Enyimba FC

Plateau United 1-2 Akwa United

Remo Stars 2-0 Bendel Insurance

Doma United 1-1 Gombe United

Kano Pillars 1-0 Sporting Lagos