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Round Up: Rangers Clinch Top Spot in NPFL with Victory over Heartland

Rangers Football Club secured the top position in the Nigeria Premier Football League with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Heartland in the Oriental Derby clash held in Aba on Sunday.

Emmanuel Onyebuchi opened the scoring for Rangers eight minutes before halftime, giving them a crucial lead.

The visitors extended their advantage in the second half when Kalu Nweke found the back of the net on 54 minutes, putting them in a commanding position.

Meanwhile, Lobi Stars dropped to the second position on the league table after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Bayelsa United. Chinedu Chukwu gave Lobi Stars the lead, but Bayelsa United fought back with Kehinde Lawal equalizing late in the game.

In Jos, Akwa United secured their first away victory of the season with a thrilling 2-1 win against Plateau United. Gerome Heutchou and Sani Suleiman were the heroes for Akwa United, scoring crucial goals to seal the victory.

Elsewhere, defending champions Enyimba suffered a 2-1 defeat against Kwara United in Ilorin, with Emmanuel Ogbole netting both goals for Kwara United and Ikenne Cooper finding the net for Enyimba.

Remo Stars boosted their title aspirations with a convincing 2-0 victory over Bendel Insurance, with Olamilekan Adebayo and Hadi Haruna scoring the goals for the Sky Blue Stars.

The Nigerian Premier Football League continues to deliver exciting matches, with teams battling it out for supremacy on the pitch.

Full Results:

– Katsina Utd 2-1 Abia Warriors
– Heartland 1-2 Rangers
– Lobi Stars 1-1 Bayelsa Utd
– Kwara Utd 2-1 Enyimba
– Plateau Utd 1-2 Akwa Utd
– Remo Stars 2-0 Bendel Insurance

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