Newly promoted Doma United are currently topping the Nigeria Premier Football League after match day 9, they defeated Plateau united 1-0 on Sunday afternoon to climb to the summit of the log.
Doma United lead the remaining 19 teams with 17 points and a superior goal difference ahead of Lobi Stars and 3SC who are also on the same number of points
Akwa United on Sunday afternoon came back from a goal down to defeat Remo Stars by 3-2 at the Eket Township Stadium in a high-profile 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League match-day nine game on Sunday.
The thrilling NPFL encounter saw both teams score five goals.
The league’s highest goal scorer, Sikiru Alimi opened the floodlight of goals as early as the 15th minute, but the host reponded with three goals from Dare Ojo, Uche Collins and Rilwan Sadiq before Aniekeme Okon to silenced the visiting fans, however, Aniekeme Okon pulled one back in relegation time for Remo to make it scoreline respectable.
There was drama in Lagos, where Jonathan Alukwu scored a stoppage time goal to salvage a point for Sporting Lagos against his former team Heartland who remain winless after nine matches.
The Naze Millionaires were on the cusp of their first win of the season after Chinedu Ike got on the end of a long throw-in to give them the lead but they were undone again by another last-minute equalizer.
In Aba, captain Somairi Alalibo headed in a throw-in from Uwana Asuquo in the 88th minute to give Enyimba a much-needed 1-0 win over Lobi Stars just as Kareem Ayinde’s 53rd-minute goal for 3SC in Ibadan was the difference between them and Kano Pillars.
Abia Warriors defender, Ifeanyi Anaemena scored at both ends of the field within two minutes as he scored an own goal to give Rivers United a 2-0 lead before reducing the deficit from the penalty spot.
Enugu Rangers failed to win at home after they were held to a goalless draw at home by Katsina United while Sunshine Stars also got a 1-1 draw away at Bayelsa United.
Thanks to their 1-0 win over Plateau United on Saturday, Doma United now top the NPFL table with 17 points and a superior goal difference ahead of Lobi Stars and 3SC who are also on the same number of points after nine games.