November 29, 2021

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA

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Kwara United hold on to NPFL lead

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By Olawale Alabi

Kwara United Football Club held on to the leadership of the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday in spite of a goalless draw against visiting Heartland FC.

In their Match Day 15 fixture at the Kwara Stadium Complex in Ilorin, the hosts failed to break down the visiting Owerri-based Heartland FC.

The home draw meant they failed to extend their lead at the top of the log, and are now joint leaders with Rangers International FC of Enugu.

Kwara United are with 27 points from 15 matches, with a +7 goals difference, one goal ahead of the Enugu-based Rangers who beat visiting Adamawa United 1-0.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adamawa United are still bottom of the log with 10 points from 15 matches.

Enyimba International, now with three matches at hand since their Sunday fixture against MFM FC was postponed, are in third place with24 points from 12 matches.

They are ahead of Kano Pillars on goals difference, with the Pillars having lost 1-4 on Sunday against hosts Abia Warriors.

Nasarawa United, whose game against hosts Sunshine Stars in Akure was abandoned after half-time at 0-0, are down to seventh and can move to fifth on Monday if they win.

But Akwa United are meanwhile in fifth place on 23 points with a +7 goals difference, even after not playing on Sunday as a result of last Friday’s accident.

They were due to face Jigawa Golden Stars in Kaduna, but were involved in an accident .

Rivers United are in sixth place with 23 points from 14 matches after a goalless draw with FC IfeanyiUbah, while Dakkada FC who beat visiting Katsina United 1-0 remain eighth.

Lobi Stars of Makurdi were 3-2 winners against visiting Plateau United, leapfrogging them into ninth place, while the Jos side dropped to 12th.

Below are the latest standings of the 20 clubs on the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table at the end of Day 15 matches, tabulated under Played (P), Won (W), Drawn (D), Lost (L), Goals For (F), Goals Against (A), Goals Difference (GD) and Points (Pts):

Team                           P      W      D        L      F      A     GD     PTS

1. Kwara United         15      7       6        2     16         +7     27

2. Rangers                 15            3        4      16     10   +6    27

3. Enyimba                 12      7        3      2      13       9    +4    24

4. Kano Pillars          15                   5      16     14   +2    24

5.  Akwa United          14       6      5     3      16       9     +7    23

 6. Rivers United         14                5        15       10     +5     23

7.  Nasarawa United   14            2       5       15    12      +3    23

8. Dakkada FC.           15            2       6        17      20      -3    23

9. Lobi  Stars               15             4       5      15      13      +2    22

10. Abia Warriors         15                      5      21      16     +5    20

11. Wikki Tourists         15                     5       12     10    +2   20

12. Plateau. United       15              4             17       12      +5   19

13.  MFM FC                   14       5       4      4       10      10           19

14. Heartland    FC           15       5              6       19     22     -3    19

15.  Sunshine Stars        14      4        5      5       12      12           17

16. Jigawa  Golden Stars  14      5       2                9       15     -6     17

17. Katsina United        15         4         3              9      19      -10   15

18.   FC IfeanyiUbah       14        3               6        9       12     -3    14

19.   Warri Wolves          15          4        2       9      10      19       -9     14

20.  Adamawa United   15      2        4              6      16      -10    10

(NAN)