Nigerian Football Federation President Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau praised the group of referees who took charge of the first day of the Nigerian Premier Football League match, saying they must maintain credibility throughout the season and beyond. which was evident in its production. in the first day.

Day 1 of the NPFL match witnessed four away wins and four draws with only two home teams earning maximum points. Champions Rivers United fought hard to defeat Lobi Stars 2-1 in Port Harcourt, while Remo Stars pushed El-Kanemi Warriors back 2-0 in Ikenne.

“I am happy with the results in which so many teams won away from home, as well as with the reports that we receive from most of the centers on the performance of the referees.

“I want to congratulate the NFF Referees Committee for putting their right foot forward early on and also ask the referees themselves to keep a credible result going forward. We are determined to make sure that as many things in La Liga change for the better and we will not let up in our efforts,” Gusau said at the weekend.

The NFF chief underscored the commitment of the current NFF administration to rebrand the national game and bring it to life to stimulate real growth and sustainability of a football economy that will delight all stakeholders and other sources. of indirect income.


Nasarawa United 1-2 Enyimba FC

Akwa United 0-2 Bendel Insurance

Plateau United 3-3 shooting stars

Kwara United 0-0 Gombe United

Remo Stars 2-0 El-Kanemi Warriors


Bayelsa United 1-1 Dakkada FC

Wikki Tourists 0-2 Tornadoes in Niger

Doma United 1-1 Sunshine Stars

Rivers United 2-1 Lobi Estrellas

Rangers Int’l 0-2 Abia Warriors