NPFL: Heartland pick first away win, Katsina Utd suffer heavy defeat
Despite the myriad of problems confronting Heartland FC, the Naze Millionaires on Sunday in Lagos recorded their first away win in the current Nigeria Professional Football League season.
Fidelis Ilechukwu’s men edged MFM FC 2-1 at the Soccer Temple as the flamboyant manager claimed a famous win over his former employers.
It was Emmanuel Adachi who shot Heartland into the lead from the penalty spot just eight minutes into the game.
However, Muyiwa Lawal levelled scores for the Olukoya Boys three minutes after the break, while Jimoh Gbadamosi scored the winner for Heartland in the 53rd minute.
Kwara United also recorded a 2-1 away win against Sunshine Stars in Akure.
Sunshine Stars’ Player of the Month for January Sadeeq Yusuf put the Owena Waves ahead in the 50th minute.
The visitors, however, rallied back through goals from Issa Gata and Steven Jude.
Christian Nnaji netted the decisive goal as Rangers pip Warri Wolves 1-0 at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.
Jigawa Golden Stars also beat Adamawa United 1-0 courtesy of Abdullahi Musa Lala’s 50th-minute strike.
The biggest win for the weekend was recorded in Uyo where Akwa United trounced Katsina United 3-0.
Ndifreke Effiong scored a brace, with Charles Atshimene also on target for Kennedy Boboye’s side who have now moved up to the 5th spot on the NPFL log,
Akwa Utd 3-0 Katsina Utd
Jigawa GS 1-0 Adamawa Utd
MFM 1-2 Heartland
Lobi 0-0 Wikki
Sunshine Stars 1-2 Kwara Utd
Rangers 1-0 Wolves