MFM and Rivers United pick up home wins in NPFL rescheduled fixture.
MFM FC defeated Nasarawa United 2-1, while Rivers United defeated Akwa United 2-0 in a rescheduled Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture.
The midweek games for MFM FC and Akwa United were rescheduled due to their participation in the CAF Confederations Cup.
MFM FC 2 Nasarawa United 1
MFM returned to winning ways after a home loss on the continent.
Zinte Udeh gave the home side the lead in the seventh minute when he converted a penalty from the spot.
Left back Julius Emiloju scored the second goal for MFM in the ninth minute as they went to half time two goals up.
Ikechukwu Nwani pulled one back for Nasarawa United in the 74th minute.
The goal will turn out not to be enough as MFM held on for the three points.
Rivers United 2 Akwa United 0
Back to back defeats for Akwa United as they lost 2-0 away to Rivers United.
Emeka Ogbugh scored the opener for Rivers United in the 31st minute when he converted a penalty after the referee ruled that he was fouled in the box.
Malachy Ohawume made sure of the result for Rivers when he scored a header in the 82nd minute.
Action continues in the NPFL on Sunday, April 15 with rescheduled games
Abia Warriors vs Katsina United
El Kanemi Warriors vs Heartland Owerri
Enugu Rangers vs Kwara United
Enyimba vs Ifeanyi Ubah United
Go Round vs Niger Tornadoes
Kano Pillars vs Akwa United
Plateau United vs Lobi Stars
Rivers United FC vs Nasarawa United
Sunshine Stars vs Wikki Tourist
Yobe Desert Stars vs MFM FC
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