The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) enters its matchday 11 and four draws and five home wins were recorded in the nine games played on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The remaining one game involving Nasarawa United and Akwa United will take place the following day, Thursday.
Kano Pillars stretch their unbeaten run to four games after playing a 1-1 draw in Shagamu against Remo Stars. Victor Mbaoma put the Sky Blue Stars ahead in the 35th minute going level on goals on top of the scorers sheet with MFM FC’s Stephen Odey with six goals, before Rabiu Ali equalised for Masu Gida four minutes to time.
— NPFL STATISTICS (@NPFLstats) March 1, 2017
Shooting Stars SC (3SC) of Ibadan avoided defeat in Calabar against Enyimba in a goalless draw for the first time 1998 in the league. 3SC have now gone four games without a win in the league.
El-Kanemi Warriors were the highest scoring side of the matchday with three goals scored, but Sunshine Stars replied with one in Maiduguri. Mathias Samuel scored a brace and Bello Kofarmata scored from the penalty spot for the homers. Ayo Saka was the scorer for the Owena Waves in the first half of the encounter.
Wikki Tourists played out a barren draw with last season’s runners-up Rivers United to go just a point above the relegation zone, while Shooting Stars broke the jinx of not picking winning a point in an away league games since 1998 against Enyimba FC in a goalless draw in Calabar.
Martins Ursule scored a last minute winner as Katsina United ran out 2-1 winners against fighting MFM FC in a very interesting game. Plateau United dropped points in Jos for te first time this season in a goalless draw with a stubborn Lobi Stars side.
Daniel Etor was the hero for league champions Rangers International in a 1-0 win against high-flying ABS Ilorin FC at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium..