Thrilling Start to 2023/24 NPFL Season as Home Teams Triumph
In a captivating opening week of the 2023/24 Nigeria Professional Football League season, six home teams showcased their dominance on the pitch, securing hard-fought victories that left fans at the edge of their seats, MySportDab reports.
Former champions Shooting Stars and Enugu Rangers displayed their mettle in intense clashes. At the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, Shooting Stars emerged victorious, defeating Plateau United 2-1.
Ayobami Adekunle ignited the home crowd’s enthusiasm with an early goal eight minutes before halftime. Anayor Ogbonna then doubled the lead for the hosts in the 76th minute.
Plateau United fought back valiantly, with Uche Onwuasanya reducing the deficit, but it wasn’t enough to overturn the result.
Meanwhile, at the Akwa City Stadium, Rangers Int’l FC showcased their prowess as they triumphed 2-1 over Doma United.
Kalu Nweke and Austine Onyemaechi found the back of the net in the first half, securing a comfortable lead for Rangers. Samuel Owoku’s goal for Doma United added a touch of drama to the encounter.
In another thrilling fixture, Sunshine Stars clinched a hard-fought 1-0 victory against four-time champions Kano Pillars in Akure. Emmanuel Oguagu scored the decisive goal just three minutes into the game, setting the tone for a gripping contest.
The excitement didn’t stop there, as Heartland FC battled Lobi Stars to a thrilling 2-2 draw, and Bayelsa United and Akwa United engaged in an epic battle that ended 5-3 in favor of Bayelsa United.
Abia Warriors also celebrated a 1-0 win against Niger Tornadoes, while Katsina United FC secured a 1-0 victory over Kwara United.
The opening week of the 2023/24 Nigeria Professional Football League season has set the stage for what promises to be a sensational season filled with action, drama, and intense competition.
Football enthusiasts across the nation eagerly anticipate more exhilarating clashes in the weeks to come, as these home teams aim to maintain their winning momentum and chase championship glory.
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