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NPFL: Rivers United starts new season with a win as match-day one records Four away wins

By Jimmy Jackson 

The Nigerian Premier Football League match-day one was concluded yesterday at various centers with Champions, Rivers United defeating Lobi Stars 2-1 in Port Harcourt to begin their title defense.

Group A, had thriller encounters of the weekend with Enyimba wining 2-1 away to Nasarawa United on Saturday, while Sunday games saw Plateau United and 3SC in Jos ended in a 3-3 draw.

Remo Stars was the better side as goals from Samuel Anakwe and Edidiong Ezekiel was enough to seal 2-0 victory over visiting El-Kanemi Warriors.

Kwara United at home played out a goalless draw with Gombe United.

Group B games saw Bayelsa United and Dakkada FC played out 1-1 draw at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa.

Abia Warriors had a 2-0 victory over Enugu Rangers in an Oriental derby, while  Niger Tornadoes secured a 2-0 win over Wikki Tourists.

Sunshine Stars of Akure at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe secure a 1-1 draw against Doma United. 

Matchday two will be held on Wednesday and Thursday across 10 centres.

MATCH-DAY ONE FULL RESULTS 

GROUP A

Kwara United 0-0 Gombe United

Plateau United 3-3 Shooting Stars

Remo Stars 2-0 El Kanemi

Nassarawa United 1-2 Enyimba

Akwa United 0-2 Bendel Insurance

GROUP B

Rivers United 2-1 Lobi Stars

Bayelsa United 1-1 Dakkada FC

Enugu Rangers 0-2 Abia Warriors

Wikki Tourist 0-2 Niger Tornadoes

Doma United 1-1 Sunshine Stars

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