Lobi Stars Thrash Heartland 3-0 In Makurdi

Lobi Stars of Makurdi were in imperious form yesterday as they trounced visiting Heartland FC of Owerri 3-0 in their midweek match played at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi.

According to, Abdulwasiu Mahmud opened the scoring for Lobi Stars in the 9th minute before Sikiru Alimi doubled the lead in the 16th minute.

The whitewash of Heartland was completed by John Lazarus in 29th minute to take Lobi Stars to the second spot behind Plateau united.

Interestingly, Plateau United, MFM and Warri Wolves also avoided defeats to remain unbeaten after four matches.

However, it was another sad day for former champions, Kano Pillars as they were stunned1-0 by less fancied Jigawa Golden Stars at their adopted home ground, the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.

The loss to Jigawa also means Pillars are the only team yet to score a goal in the ongoing NPFL season.

Elsewhere, Sunshine Stars ended Enyimba’s unbeaten run with a 1-0 victory in Akure.

Other matches saw Akwa United forced to 0-0 draw by Katsina United in Uyo while Enugu Rangers tasted their second league defeat losing 1-2 to Rivers United in Port-Harcourt.

At the Lafia township stadium, the ‘north-central’ derby between Nasarawa United and table toppers, Plateau United ended in 1-1 draw.

In Lagos, Warri Wolves continued with their unbeaten run as they forced MFM to 1-1 draw at the Agege township stadium.

Wikki Tourists also bounced back from their 1-2 loss to Plateau United to wallop visiting Delta Force 3-1 at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe.

Meanwhile, week 4 matches will be concluded today as Adamawa United host Abia Warriors at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe while FC IfeanyUbah will be the guests of Akwa Starlets in Uyo.

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Apart from Plateau United, MFM, Warri Wolves, FC IfeanyiUbah, Akwa Starlets and Abia Warriors are the other teams that are yet to taste defeat in the current NPFL season.

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Oseg Hale

Written by Oseg Hale

Oseg has been a writer since 2013. His passion for helping people in all aspects of sports flow through in the expert coverage he provides in writing for GoalBall.

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