The Nigerian Professional Football League NPFL kicked of the 2021 footballing season today with matches played across centers in Nigeria.
The biggest result on the first day of action was in Jos, where home team Plateau United, who were top of the table before the league was called off because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, fell to two second half goals by Kwara United.
Jide Fatokun opened scoring after 62 minutes, before Michael Ohanu doubled the visitors’ lead seven minutes later.
Meaning Kwara United recorded the first away win of the new NPFL season courtesy of a 2-0 win at Plateau United, while Nasarawa United, MFM FC and Jigawa United won at home.
Kano Pillars were held to a 1-1 draw by hosts Adamawa United.
In Lagos, MFM FC got off to a winning start thanks to Ebenezer Odeyemi and Muyiwa Balogun, before John Paul Chinedu pulled a goal back for Warri Wolves.
Onukwube Stone was the match winner for Jigawa Golden Stars in Kaduna against Sunshine Stars, while Nasarawa United fought back from a goal to win 2-1 in Lafia against Wikki Tourists.
Nonso Izodegwu posted a Man-of-the-Match performance for FC Ifeanyiubah to pip visiting Lobi Stars 1-0.
ALL THE RESULTS
Adamawa United 1 Kano Pillars 1
Plateau United 0 Kwara United 2
MFM FC 2 Warri Wolves 1
FC Ifeanyiubah 1 Lobi 0
Nasarawa United 2 Wikki Tourists 1
Jigawa 1 Sunshine Stars 0