After a very long hiatus due to the ban on Sport by the Government as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new season of the Nigerian Professional Football League; #NPFL21 has started.
Six matches were played on Matchday 1 of the NPFL21 across different centres and it witnessed some interesting results as well as new records.
Here are the highlights of all the matches below;
- Promise Damala of Wikki Tourists scored the first goal of the season in the 5th minute.
- Reuben Nicodemus of Nasarawa Utd scored the first brace of the season in the victory over Wikki Tourists.
- Kwara United recorded the first away of the season with a 2 nil victory away at Plateau United. Goals courtesy of Jide Fatokun and Michael Ohanu secured all three points for the away side.
See full results here;
- Plateau Utd 0-2 Kwara Utd
- MFM 2-1 Warri Wolve
- Nasarawa Utd 2-1 Wikki
- FC IfeanyiUbah 1-0 Lobi Stars
- Jigawa GS 1-0 Sunshine Stars
- Adamawa Utd 1-1 Kano Pillars.
Action continues tomorrow, 28th December in the NPFL21. See fixtures list below;
- Rivers United vs Rangers
- Katsina United vs Heartland
- Akwa United vs Dakkada FC
Champions, Enyimba will take on Abia Warriors in what is considered as the star match of matchday 1 of the NPFL21 on Tuesday 29th December.
𝑭𝒊𝒙𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 ⚙️
Our opening fixture for the 2021/21 NPFL season has been moved by twenty-four hours.
The derby against @AbiaWarriors will now hold on Tuesday December 29
More details on the website 👇https://t.co/dc15tDfnce
— Enyimba FC (@EnyimbaFC) December 27, 2020