Great match up on saturday NPFL matchday 2 as Bendel Insurance beat shooting Stars 2-0, while Kano pillars end up with a derby win as they see off kastina united 1-0 and Doma United beat Bayelsa United 2-0, MySportDab reports.
In an exciting showdown at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Bendel Insurance asserted their dominance with a well-deserved 2-0 victory over Shooting Stars in the NPFL24 Matchday Two action. The thrilling encounter saw the Benin Arsenal seize control and ultimately secure three valuable points.
The first half unfolded dramatically as experienced Shooting Stars defender Ghali Falke endured a nightmarish moment, conceding an atrocious own goal that handed Bendel Insurance an early lead. The own goal left fans in disbelief and gave the home side a crucial advantage.
As the game progressed into the second half, the spectators were treated to another moment of brilliance, this time from Bendel Insurance’s Evans Ogbonda. With impeccable finesse, Ogbonda curled home a magnificent strike, adding to the team’s lead and effectively sealing the victory for the Federation Cup holders.
In another gripping encounter, Kano Pillars displayed their mettle as they claimed a significant win at home against North-West rivals Katsina United in a heated derby clash. Sai Masu Gida emerged victorious with a narrow 1-0 win, courtesy of a first-half effort from the talented Ibrahim Mustapha Yuga, formerly of Plateau United.
Meanwhile, Doma United celebrated their first win of the season by defeating Bayelsa United 2-0 at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe. The match showcased the resilience of Doma United as they surged ahead with Andrew Majalisa’s venomous strike in the first half, setting the tone for their victory. Majalisa further contributed to his team’s success by providing a crucial assist with a well-placed cross, enabling Charles Terwar to score his first goal for the Savannah Tigers in the second half.
These thrilling encounters on NPFL24 Matchday Two have set the stage for an electrifying season of Nigerian football, with Bendel Insurance, Kano Pillars, and Doma United making significant statements early on. Football enthusiasts can look forward to more action-packed matches as the season unfolds, promising excitement, drama, and moments of brilliance on the pitch.