A total of 19 goals were scored across all centres in Matchday 3 of the Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL)on Sunday, MFM FC bounces back with Stephen Odey stealing the show with a hat-trick in their 4-0 mauling of Lobi stars.
The Mountain Top club who suffered a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Fc Ifeanyi Ubah in Matchday 2 of the League on Wednesday bounced back to pounce visiting Lobi Stars by same goal margin, courtesy of Stephen Odey three solid goals, scoring in the 27th,59th and round it up in the 64 minute respectively.
Meanwhile, the first goal of Matchday 3 was scored in Ilorin by Chigozirim Metu who was fortunate to set in the rebound from Adeshina Gata’s shot to give the Ilorin based side a 1-0 win over Ifeanyi Ubah.
Rangers International was lucky to go through with a slim victory over ever fighting El-Kanemi warriors, with Bobby Clement lone goal in the 67th minute to help secure the Champions their first win of the season after a loss at Matchday 1 and settle for a draw in their last game.
Kano Pillars secure a late win at the Sani Abacha Stadium in a 2-1 win over Shooting Stars, the visitors shocked the home side just three minutes away from halftime courtesy of Chukwudi Samuel goal, Pillars came strong in the second giving Shooting stars a headache,Adamu Mohammed fired in a goal to help Pillars get back their momentum and on the dot of stoppage time Adamu Mohammed goal handed Kano Pillars a 2-1 win.League debutants Remo Stars also suffered to secure three points against Abia Warriors as the visiting side held them until the 90th minute before Victor Mbaoma converted a penalty kick to help Remo Stars secure a 1-0 win.
League debutants Remo Stars also suffered to secure three points against Abia Warriors as the visiting side held them until the 90th minute before Victor Mbaoma converted a penalty kick to help Remo Stars secure a 1-0 win.
All results of Matchday 3 was a historical feat as all home team secure three points each scoring at least one goal in all ten matches across all centres, no loss and no draw.
Kano Pillars 2-1 Shooting Stars
Enugu Rangers 1-0 El Kanemi Warriors
Kastina United 1-0 Nasarawa United
ABS FC 1-0 FC Ifeanyi Ubah
Rivers United 1-0 Niger Tornadoes
Enyimba FC 2-0 Gombe United
Plateau United 3-1 Sunshine Stars
Wikki Tourists 1-0 Akwa United
MFM FC 4-0 Lobi Stars
Remo Stars 1-0 Abia Warriors