The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) week 12 produced some exciting moments worthy of mention.
Here are eight takeaways from games played at midweek…..
8. Enyimba and Akwa United gave the world a spectacle
The game between Enyimba and Akwa United lived up to it billing with the two sides showing quality. Enyimba’s goal well planned and Austin Oladapo out it away in clinical fashion. The late equaliser by David Philip left Enyimba heartbroken.
- Late drama in Owerri
Heartland fans all over the world were in cloud nine as their darling team sent Dakkada FC off empty handed. An injury time strike from Kingsley Maduforo was simply sumptuous and the Heartland team was thrown into frenzy.
- Tough times for Kabiru Dogo
Lobi Stars have struggled under the guidance of Kabiru Dogo in the last seven weeks. The club hasn’t won a league game since the 2-1 success over Dakkada FC. Some drastic steps have to be taken to avoid disaster.
- Yuga showed why he is highly rated
Plateau United have struggled to score goals despite creating plenty chances this season. The return of Ibrahim Yuga Mustapha from a loan spell in UAE really eased things in the win over Jigawa Golden Stars. He scored a brace and helped them return to winning ways.
- Adamu Hassan always comes to party
Nasarawa United destroyed FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-0 thanks to the scoring prowess of Adamu Hassan aka Baba Ramotu. The former Pillars striker was peerless with a double for the hosts.
- Adamawa United finally off the mark
Few believed in a victory for whipping boys Adamawa United who shocked Lobi Stars 1-0. At their 12th time of trying, they grabbed their first victory of the season. Surely dry bones shall rise.
- Abia Warriors are on the rise
The early struggles of Abia Warriors look to be in the past judging from their recent displays. They were impressive in the 1-1 draw with Kwara United. It looks like the Umuahia Warriors have started interpreting the pattern of Imama Amapakabo who has really done well under pressure in recent times.
- Kwara United character put into test
Doubters still believe Kwara United aren’t true title contenders. Their character was tested by Abia Warriors on Wednesday. The game ended in a draw but a lot still need to be done by coach Abdullahi Biffo if he really wants his side to be seen as title contenders.