The first run of midweek fixtures in the new NPFL season saw eight games go down on Wednesday evening with the biggest result being Rivers United stunning Enyimba 1-0 away at the Enyimba International Stadium Aba.

Coach Finidi George had been on a run of five games winning all including continental fixtures but met his waterloo at home on Wednesday evening.

River’s United’s striker Ishaq Kayode who netted twice last weekend got instructions from his manager and got the only goal by hammering his ball into the roof of the goal to separate both sides.

Ishaq receives instructions from his manager to change the game against Enyimba

He now tops the topscorers chart overtaking Andy Okpe of Remo Stars’ who were held by visitors Nasarawa United 0-0 with three goals.

Shooting Stars of Ibadan led away at Aper Aku Stadium in Markurdi for over an hour before the hosts turned the game around and eventually got all maximum points at the expense of Edith Agoye’s men.

Elsewhere in Akwa Ibom, Akwa United relied on an eighty-first-minute penalty from Ubong Friday to edge hard fighting Gombe United 1-0.

MFM finally got their first win of the season thanks to Precious Roland’s header.

Full Results:

Akwa Utd 1-0 Gombe Utd
Lobi 2-1 3SC
Enyimba 0-1 Rivers Utd
Sunshine Stars 0-0 Rangers
Kwara Utd 1-0 Wikki
MFM 1-0 Plateau Utd
Heartland 1-0 Dakkada
Remo Stars 0-0 Nasarawa Utd