The final matches of the 4th round of the NPFL of the Nigerian Premier Football League were played in different centers on Sunday.

In the eight games there were five home wins and three draws with 11 goals.

Enyimba and Lobi Stars were the highest scoring teams during Sunday’s home games.

Elefante del Pueblo bounced back from last weekend’s loss to Plateau United with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Kwara.

Lobi Stars recorded their third win in a row against newcomers, Bayelsa United with an identical score

Emeka Obioma’s brace and Adebambo’s debut gave Elefante a breather after Jos’ disappointment.

For Kwara United, their problems continue as they are now the only club yet to score in the 2023 season.

big wins

The Peoples Elephants took the lead in the 11th minute on Emeka Obioma’s flick off Sadiq Abubakar’s pass.

Meanwhile, Enyimba doubled the lead of Adebambo, who scored his first goal against his former club seven minutes later.

However, the tottering Kwara United were unable to reduce the deficit after Ayobami Junior squandered a chance on goal in the 25th minute.

Another attack by Harmony’s boys was misfired by Bright Etagbara, whose shot was saved by John Noble in the 33rd minute.

The locals were unable to add their third goal after Obioma’s shot was deflected four minutes later.

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Obioma later completed his brace in the 68th minute and in the 70th minute the striker’s hat-trick attempt was deflected by goalkeeper Abdullateef Ishola.

At the New Jos Stadium, Lobi Stars recorded their third straight win of the season with a 3-0 win over Bayelsa United.

Kamaga Suur scored a brace in the second half through Umar Aba’s goal to keep the hosts in second place with nine points in Group B

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Other games

Elsewhere, Akure’s Sunshine stars ended their streak of three straight draws with a one-goal win over Abia Warriors at Akure Township Stadium. It was the second straight loss of the season for Abia Warriors.

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A 35th-minute goal from Samson Olasupo gave Olumide Agoye’s team three hard-earned points to move up to fourth, with six points in Group B.

In Ibadan, Gbenga Ogunbote and his boys bounced back from their derby loss with a tight 1-0 win over El Kanemi. It was the first victory of the Shooting Stars season.

Samuel Ioruwese scored for the Oluyole Warriors in the 80th minute with a header from Ayo Adejubu’s cross. They are now fifth with five points, one point above El Kanemi Warriors, who sit seventh in Group A.

Plateau United were unable to continue their winning ways after Akwa United defeated them with a solitary goal at the new Eket Stadium.

After a barren first-half draw, James Ajako scored in the 79th minute for the Promise Keepers to send them down to fourth with seven points in Group A.

To draw

A last-minute goal from Yusuf Taiye restored equality for the 10-man Gombe United, who fell short of Chinedu Ohanachom’s goal in the 35th minute.

Meanwhile, sterile draws were recorded in Kaduna and Bauchi.

Niger Tornadoes was in the hands of Rangers, while Doma also picked a crucial point against Wikki Tourists.

Results of the fourth day

Group A

Bendel Seguros 3-0 Rowing Stars

Akwa United 1-0 Plateau United

Enyimba 3-0 Kwara United

Gombe United 0-0 Nasarawa United

Shooting Stars 1-0 El Kanemi

B Group

Dakkada FC 1-2 Rios Unidos

Lobi Estrellas 3-0 Bayelsa United

Sunshine Stars 1-0 Abia Warriors

Wikki Turista 0-0 Doma United

Niger Tornadoes 0-0 Enugu Rangers

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