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Kwara United maintain NPFL leadership with away draw, after Rangers stun Kano Pillars [See Table]

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Kwara United of Ilorin maintained their leadership of the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against hosts Wikki Tourists.

Jibola Adeleke’s 82nd minute goal helped the league leaders to cancel out Chinedu Udeagha’s 39th minute penalty kick for a point.

Either Kano Pillars or Rangers International could have moved to the top with a massive win, but they chose to cancel each other out and are now in the second and third positions respectively.

Auwalu Ali’s 42nd minute goal rescued a point for hosts Kano Pillars, after Ernest Governor’s ninth minute goal had given the visiting Rangers the lead.

The 1-1 draw however helped to push down to fourth place Enyimba International who were not playing and now have two matches at hand.

Nasarawa United moved up to fifth from sixth after a 1-0 win over Lobi Stars of Makurdi in Lafia, through Ikenna Ofor’s 49th minute goal.

Akwa United of Uyo who visit Warri Wolves on Monday dropped to sixth with 22 points, ahead of Rivers United on goals difference.

The Port Harcourt side beat Jigawa Golden Stars 2-0 to move to 22 points also, moving up one step to seventh and with a match at hand.

Dakkada FC of Uyo also dropped from seventh to eighth after a 0-2 away loss to bottom side Adamawa United.

Plateau United moved up four steps from 13th to ninth with 19 points after whipping MFM FC 3-1 in Jos, with the Lagos side dropping to 11th in spite of also having 19 points.

Heartland FC dropped to 12th after drawing 2-2 at home with Abia Warriors of Umuahia in Okigwe, having 18 points from 14 matches.

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Abia Warriors moved up to 13th, above Wikki Tourists on goals difference after the Bauchi side could only draw at home against league leaders Kwara United.

Sunshine Stars of Akure are in 14th place with 17 points also, after a valuable point from their goalless draw with hosts Katsina United who stay in 17th place.

Below are the latest standings of the 20 clubs on the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table at the end of Day 14 matches, tabulated under Played (P), Won (W), Drawn (D), Lost (L), Goals For (F), Goals Against (A), Goals Difference (GD) and Points (Pts):

Team                          P      W      D      L      F       A     GD     PTS

1. Kwara United         14      7       5      2     16           +7      26

2. Kano Pillars           14       7       3      4     15     10    +5      24

3. Rangers                 14      7       3       4    15     10     +5      24

4. Enyimba                 12      7       3      2     13     9      +4      24

5.Nasarawa United      14            2       5     15    12    +3       23

6. Akwa United            13      6      4       3     16      9    +7       22

7. Rivers United           13      7      1        5    15     10   +5       22

8. Dakkada FC             14      6      2       6     16      20    -4      20

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9. Plateau United         14            4      5     15           +6     19

10.  Lobi Stars             14      5      4       5     12      11    +1     19

11.  MFM FC                14      5      4      4      10     10             19

12.  Heartland             14       5      3       6     19     22    -3       18

13.   Abia Warriors      14       4       5       5     17       15   +2    17

14. Wikki Tourists        14      4       5       5      11     10    +1     17

15. Sunshine Stars       14      4       5      5      12     12            17

16. Jigawa GS              14      5       2       7      9      15     -6      17

17. Katsina United        14       4      3       7      9       18     -9     15

18 FC IfeanyiUbah        13       3      4       6       9      12     -3     13

19 Warri Wolves           13        4     1       8      10    18     -8      13

20 Adamawa United      14        2      4      8       6     15     -9     10

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