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  Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) giants, Kano Pillars, moved to the top of the Nigerian league on Sunday, May 23, 2021, after securing a vital 1-1 away draw against Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.
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A 26th-minute strike from Rabiu Ali gifted the visitors the lead, but it will only take the hosts eight minutes to equalize through an Ahmed Rasheed strike. Sai Masu Gida now tops the league with 41 points from 22 league outings. In Lagos, an Imeh Atobasi goal at the Agege Stadium saw MFM FC triumph over the visiting Lobi Stars of Makurdi, 1-0. The biggest win of the weekend saw Plateau United demolish Wikki Tourist 4-1 at the New Jos Stadium. A 3rd-minute strike from Ibrahim Mustapha gave Plateau United the lead, but it took Wikki just six minutes to get the equalizer through Jibrin Abubakar. However, a brace from Mohammed Zulkifilu and a goal from Oche Ochowechi saw the hosts record an impressive home win. See full NPFL results below:
  • Katsina Utd 1-1 Kano Pillars
  • MFM 1-0 Lobi Stars
  • Plateau Utd 4-1 Wikki
  • Nasarawa Utd 3-1 Heartland
  • Rivers Utd 0-0 Abia Warriors
  • Jigawa GS 1-1 Dakkada FC
  • FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 Sunshine Stars
  • Adamawa Utd 3-3 Warri Wolves

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In the EPL, Leicester City duo, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, failed to qualify for the Uefa Champions League as the foxes lost 4-2 to Tottenham Hotspur. Leicester finished in the Europa League position, fifth place. At the continental level, Enyimba FC of Aba was knocked out of the CAF Confederations Cup on Sunday after a 1-1 home draw against Pyramids FC of Egypt. The first leg of the quarter-finals in Cairo finished 4-1 in favour of the Egyptians who came into the second-leg encounter with full confidence, scoring the opener in the 32nd minute through Ibrahim Adel. Anayo Iwuala equalized for the Peoples Elephant in the 40th minute but it was not enough to see them through to the semi-finals. In athletics, Tobi Amusan continued her brilliant run this year at the Continental Tour Gold in Boston. Amusan who would compete at the Tokyo Olympics this summer, finished second in the 100Mh with a time of 12.62 seconds, behind the winner Kendra Harrison (12.49s). Source: Complete Sports Peoples Gazette Making of Champions  Featured Image Source: NPFL
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This article was first published on 24th May 2021


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