NPFL: Kwara United end winless run; Rivers United, Bayelsa United share spoils

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Kwara United came from behind to secure a shock 2-1 victory over El Kanemi Warriors in their Week 9 2022/2023 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) fixture on Wednesday. Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.

It became the second win for the Ilorin club this season, following a difficult start that had seen them previously manage just a win, four defeats and three draws.

The victory also means that Kwara United Рsince the appointment of Kabiru Dogo earlier in February, have failed to lose any of their last two matches.

Nnaji David gave El-Kanemi Warriors the lead on 20 minutes.

Kwara United turned things around in the second half with Jide Fatokun slotting home a minute after the hour mark.

Godwin Oshagbemi scored the winning goal for the visitors 18 minutes from time.

In another rescheduled game, defending champions

Rivers United on Wednesday suffered a late heartbreak after letting slip their lead twice against Bayelsa United in Yenagoa.

Rivers United was forced to share the spoils with Robert Mizo-inspired Bayelsa following a 2-2 draw in the Niger Delta derby.

Chiamaka Madu brilliantly finished off a team attacking move on 35 minutes to hand Rivers United the lead.

The hosts levelled through Daniel Ekpo six minutes after the break.

Rivers United regained the lead with Malachi Ohawume firing the ball into the net in the 66th minute.

Robert Mizo equalised for Bayelsa United in stoppage time.

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