Enugu Rangers and Enyimba Suffer Major Setbacks in NPFL Match Day 36

Enugu Rangers and Enyimba Suffer Major Setbacks in NPFL Match Day 36

On Matchday 36 of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), top teams Rangers International FC and Enyimba faced significant setbacks in their away matches.

Enugu Rangers and Enyimba Suffer Major Setbacks in NPFL Match Day 36

Rangers International FC vs. Shooting Stars FC

Current NPFL leaders, Rangers International FC, Enugu, suffered a narrow 0-1 defeat against their arch-rivals, Shooting Stars FC, at Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, Footballrover reports.

The lone goal came in the 12th minute from Rivers State-born Dumte Christian Pyagbara.

Rivers United FC vs. Bendel Insurance FC

Rivers United FC, Port Harcourt, lost 1-2 to Bendel Insurance FC at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

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Chisom Okereke and Divine Nwachukwu scored for Bendel Insurance in the 24th and 55th minutes, respectively.

Shedrack Asiegbu managed to reduce the deficit to 1-2 in the 90th minute.

Enyimba International FC vs. Bayelsa United FC

Enyimba International FC, Aba, Abia State, drew 1-1 with Bayelsa United FC, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Alade Balogun put Enyimba ahead in the 20th minute, but Ekeson Okorie equalised for Bayelsa United in the 35th minute.

Remo Stars vs. Heartland FC

Remo Stars secured a convincing 4-1 victory over Heartland FC, Owerri, Imo State, at Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne, Ogun State.

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Stanley Joseph scored twice, in the 14th and 69th minutes.

Franck Elie Kwame Mawuena and Jide Fatokun added goals in the 38th minute and fifth minute of extra time, respectively.

NPFL Standings After Matchday 36

1. Rangers International FC: 64 points
2. Remo Stars FC: 62 points
3. Enyimba International FC: 60 points
4. Shooting Stars FC: 59 points
5. Bendel Insurance FC: 53 points
6. Rivers United FC: 50 points
7. Bayelsa United FC: 44 points
8. Heartland FC: 35 points

Despite their loss, Rangers International FC maintains their lead in the NPFL standings with 64 points.

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Remo Stars FC move up to second place with 62 points, while Enyimba International FC drops to third with 60 points.

Shooting Stars FC climbs to fourth place with 59 points.

This thrilling matchday has set the stage for an exciting conclusion to the NPFL season, with top teams vying for the title and others fighting to avoid relegation.

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