In the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Match Day 11, defending champions Enyimba extended their winning streak by defeating Lobi Stars 1-0 at the Enyimba Stadium. The game saw both teams exercising caution and creating scoring opportunities. In the 47th minute, Chijioke Mbaoma of Enyimba successfully converted a penalty kick, giving the ‘Aba Warriors’ a halftime lead. Despite efforts from Sunshine Stars, they were unable to secure at least a point, resulting in their first away game loss after three away matches,Daily Trust reports.
In another intense match, Bendel Insurance maintained their unbeaten record at home by defeating former table-toppers Lobi Stars. The Samuel Ogbemudia stadium witnessed a closely contested affair, with both teams creating chances. Junior Osaghae of Bendel Insurance scored the decisive goal in the 95th minute, securing a crucial win over Lobi Stars.
Lobi Stars, who were previously at the top of the table, fought hard to regain their position but faced a resilient defense line that thwarted all their efforts. Doma United continued their impressive form with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Niger Tornadoes at the Pantami Stadium. Nelson Abiam’s 47th-minute goal propelled Doma United to the top of the table, maintaining their undefeated streak in the last seven games.
Kingdom Osayi, the goalkeeper for Doma United, has now gone 630 minutes without conceding a goal in seven consecutive games. In Uyo, Akwa United and Kwara United played to a 1-1 draw, with Uche Collins scoring from the penalty spot for Akwa United in the 43rd minute, countered by Sad’eeq Yusuf Ahmat two minutes later.
Upcoming fixtures include Gombe United hosting Kano Pillars, Bayelsa United welcoming Abia Warriors, Remo United hosting Plateau United, and a clash between Shooting Stars and Heartland. However, the game between Enugu Rangers and Rivers United has been postponed due to the latter’s continental engagements.