Plateau United continued their fine form in the NPFL this season as they ran out 2-0 winners over Rivers United.
The team had over the weekend won their first game of the league, the first time a defending champions will be doing that since 2013, to begin their quest for a the title.
And 2015/2016 champions Rangers lost at the Cathedral 2-1 while the Oriental derby between Enyimba and Heartland in a barren draw.
Here are the full time results thus far:
FT MFM 1-0 Kwara
FT Go Round 1-0 Akwa
FT Tornadoes 2-1 FCIU
FT Yobe Stars 2-0 Wikki
FT Kano Pillars 2-0 Nasarawa
FT Rangers 1-2 Lobi
FT El-Kanemi 1-0 Abia Warrior
FT Sunshine 2-1 Katsina
FT Plateau 2-0 Rivers
84′ GOAL. Rangers 1-2 Lobi. Chiamaka Madu scores the from the spot for Rangers.
83′ PENALTY. Rangers 0-2 Lobi. Lobi’s Agbaji fouls Fabiyi in the box. Ref gives a spot kick.
81′ GOAL. Sunshine 2-1 Katsina. Sikiru Alimi scores from the spot.
PENALTY. Sunshine 1-1 Katsina. Sunshine gets a spot kick.
78′ Plateau 2-0 Rivers. Plateau’s Odah with a point blank save to deny Keumian from scoring.
72′ GOAL. Rangers 0-2 Lobi. Ibukun Harrison makes it two for Lobi.
61′ GOAL. Pillars 2-0 Nasarawa. Djondang provides the pass for Alassan Ibrahim to pass in for Pillars’ second goal.
60′ GOAL. Yobe Stars 2-0 Wikki. Philip Asuquo doubles the lead for the home team.
63′ GOAL. Sunshine 1-1 Katsina. Tasiu Lawal equalizes for Katsina.
50′ GOAL. MFM 1-0 Kwara. Waheed Adebayo finds the net for MFM. Assist given by Stanley Okorom.
60′ GOAL. Plateau 2-0 Rivers. Emeka Umeh neatly finishes off Tosin Omoyele’s pass to double Plateau’s advantage.
49′ GOAL. Tornadoes 2-1 FCIU. And Uche Onwasanya restores Tornadoes’ lead. 2-1 it is!
48′ Enyimba 0-0 Heartland. Enyimba sub. Franco Atchou on, Maxwell Effiom off
Second half hostilities starts across the country!
Full half time scores:
Tornadoes 1-1 FCIU
Yobe Stars 1-0 Wikki
Go Round 1-0 Akwa
Rangers 0-1 Lobi
Enyimba 0-0 Heartland
Sunshine 1-0 Katsina Utd
Pillars 1-0 Nasarawa
Plateau 1-0 Rivers El-Kanemi 1-0 Abia Warriors
MFM 0-0 Kwara
45′ GOAL. Yobe Stars 1-0 Wikki. At the stroke of halftime, Ali Aliyu gives Yobe the lead from close range effort.
HT El-Kanemi 1-0 Abia Warriors
HT Go Round 1-0 Akwa
HT Rangers 0-1 Lobi. Stats Shots: 5:4 Shots on target: 2:2 Fouls: 7:9 Corners: 3:2
41′ Sunshine 1-0 Katsina. Sunshine Stars take the lead through Abiodun Joseph.
GOAL. Tornadoes 1-1 FCIU . Godwin Obaje levels for FCIU. Assist by Tony Msonter on 34 minutes.
45′ Rangers 0-1 Lobi. We are in two minutes of extra time.
41′ GOAL. El-Kanemi 1-0 Abia Warriors. Bello Kofarmata get El-Kanemi’s noses in front. Assist by Razak ALiyu.
35′ GOAL. Pillars 1-0 Nasarawa. Junior Lokosa nets for Pillars. Assist by Nyima Nwagua.
37′ MFM 0-0 Kwara. Kwara’s Sunday Uchechukwu warned for a foul on Olatunbosun.
31′ Enyimba 0-0 Heartland . Good effort by Onaolapo (Enyimba) from 20 yards, GK Ebele Obi keeps it out with a fine save.
27′ Yobe Stars 0-0 Wikki. Ali Aliyu (Yobe) nods freekick, narrowly misses target.
27′ El-Kanemi 0-0 Abia Warriors. Abia under pressure as Ubong makes a timely clearance to deny Kofarmata.
31′ GOAL. Plateau 1-0 Rivers Superb technique by Plateau captain Elisha Golbe to bend in a free kick. Plateau lead.
17′ GOAL. Go Round 1-0 Akwa. Go Round score. Adelani Adeseun with the strike to put the home team ahead.
15′ GOAL. Tornadoes 1-0 FCIU. Tornadoes take the lead through Solomon Owello. Assist by Eric Frimpong.
12′ GOAL. Rangers 0-1 Lobi. Samad Kadiri gives Lobi the lead in Enugu from the home team’s defensive error.
El-Kanemi v ABIA WARRIORS
Plateau Utd v RIVERS UTD
Enyimba v HEARTLAND
Sunshine Stars v KATSINA UTD
Yobe Stars v WIKKI
Go Round v AKWA UTD
Tornadoes v FCIU
Welcome to our live updates of Game week 2 of the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
Today, nine games are about to kick off simultaneously all around the country. From the savannah plains of the north to the swamps of the south, clubsides would be looking to gain points in their march towards winning the league title.