Saturday, 17 June 2017

NPFL: Lobi Stars Jump To 3rd Place After Late Win Against Rivers United

Lobi Stars needed a late goal from substitute Nanen Imenger to overcome a stubborn Rivers United 
Lobi Stars are now third on the log of the Nigeria Professional Football League after beating Rivers United’s 1-0 on Friday in a rearranged game decided on Friday at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.

Second half substitute, Nanen Imenger scored the winner, six minutes from the end with a stunning header off an excellent Solomon Kwambe delivery despite Femi Thomas’ best efforts to keep it out.

United defended stoutly for most parts and looked full value for a share of the spoils especially after Thomas guessed right to push out Anthony Opkotu’s spot kick in the 64th minute.

Lobi dominated the first half headlined by the Rivers United captain, Festus Austine picking up an injury which now means he is a doubt for the club’s CAF Confederation Cup game against Ugandan club, KCCA next Tuesday.

The win sees Lobi Stars move up to third in the NPFL log with 39 points from 25 matches.

Rivers United remain in 15th place with 30 points from 24 match as their poor form away from home continued.

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