Kano Pillars, Enyimba win, Akwa beaten at home

The Nigeria Professional Football League finally kicked off on Sunday with some home shocks for teams.

Former Nigeria league and African champions Enyimba got off to a bright start beating MFM FC 2-0 to mark the first win in Group A of the abridged NPFL season.

At the Ilorin Township Stadium, Kwara United and Sunshine Stars played 1-1 draw.

The other games from the group did not hold as they have been postponed as two of the teams just got promoted to the top league last week after the Super 8 playoffs.

In Group B, El-Kanemi Warriors created the biggest attention as they recorded the first away win of the season for defeating Akwa United 1-0 in Uyo.

Nasarawa United beat Abia Warriors 1-0 in Lafia while it ended as a goalless  draw between Plateau United and FC Ifeanyiubah.

Kano Pillars did not slip like Akwa as they got off to winning beating Heartland 1-0.

Sunday Chinedu’s 16th-minute goal made the difference.

NPFL Results

Kwara United 1 Sunshine Stars 1

(Seun Olulayo 68 OG , Franklin Sasere 45+1‘)

Enyimba 2 MFM FC 0

(Nelson Ogbonnaya 13, Abdulrahman Bashir 54)

Nasarawa United 1 Abia Warriors 0

(Abdullahi Abubakar 20)

Kano Pillars 1 Heartland FC 0

(Sunday Chinedu 16)

Akwa United 0 El Kanemi Warriors 1

(Ba’akaka Azikoro 90+4‘)

Plateau United 0 FC Ifeanyiubah 0