Nigeria Premier League Review: FC Ifeanyi Ubah climb to top spot

Ifeanyi Ubah FC

FC Ifeanyi Ubah are now top on the standings on the Nigeria Professional Football League after securing a 2-0 win over Plateau United on Wednesday in Nnewi.

The big spenders scored a goal in the first half and another in the dying moments of the second half to secure maximum points that have now seen them overtake former table toppers, Enugu Rangers.

Ivorian Pascal Seka scored the first goal of the day for FC Ifeanyi Ubah as he calmly converted the spot kick awarded to his side before substitute, Tamen Medrano, sealed victory with a shot from 20 yards less than fives minutes after he came on.

With the victory, FC Ifeanyi Ubah now have 19 points from 10 games, one more than Enugu Rangers who were forced to a 1-1 draw by MFM FC in Lagos.

Rangers actually scored first in Lagos before they were pegged back by the hard-fighting MFM FC team.

With solitary point from Wednesday’s outing, Rangers have dropped to second place on the log while MFM FC stay in 6th position with 18 and 16 points respectively from 10 games.

Elsewhere, Abia Warriors extended their unbeaten run in the Nigeria Professional Football League to 10 games as they went to Uyo to stun Akwa United 1-2.

In Lokoja, Niger Tornadoes and Sunshine Stars played out a pulsating 2-2 draw while in Ibadan, Shooting Stars halted their losing streak with a 2-0 win over Ikorodu United

Full results

Rivers Utd 1-0 El-Kanemi
Giwa FC 2-0 Kano Pillars
FC Ifeanyiubah 2-0 Plateau Utd
MFM 1-1 Rangers
Lobi 1-1 Wikki
Akwa Utd 1-2 Abia Warriors
Tornadoes 2-2 Sunshine Stars
Shooting Stars 2-0 Ikorodu United

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.