17 different players registered their names on the scoresheet as 22 goals were scored in the just concluded Matchweek of Nigeria’s top division.


Salisu Yusuff’s Kano Pillars earned their first win of the season against high-flying Enyimba International by two unreplied goals courtesy of captain Rabiu Alli and Kokoette Udoh.

Alli’s goal was a milestone strike as the penalty he coverted at halftime meant he has scored in 14 straight seasons in the Nigerian league.

Kano Pillars players pose for a picture before the start of a league game

The loss was coach Finidi’s second loss in charge of ‘The People’s Elephants’ having won his first five. The former Ajax player will look to bounce back when his side hosts 3SC in their next game.


Plateau United continued their brilliant start to the season as they dispatched Heartland by three unreplied goals of which club leading scorer this season Mohammed Zulkifilu netted the third.


Last season’s topscorer Silas Nnwankwo finally picked things up from where he left it as he got his first of the season in Nassarawa United’s 2-0 win over defending champions Akwa United.


A 12 000 capacity Lekan Salami Stadium was filled to brim with fans all over Ibadan as Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) got their first win of the season. Wasiu Alalade’s 63rd minute strike handed Edith Agoye’s men all three points. Also noticed in the game was the improvement made to the grasses on the pitch as they’ve regained their colour.

Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan was sold out including VIP tickets in their 1-0 win over Katsina United

Also Abdulazeez Yusuf netted a brace in front of a crowd-packed Pantami Stadium as Gombe United trashed Lobi Stars 3-0.

Pantami Stadium filled to brim in a 3-0 win against Lobi Stars
NPFL full MD4 results
League standings after four games

Updates Credit: Osamudiamen Precious