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NPFL: Enugu Rangers, Shooting Stars share spoils of war in Awka

Shooting Stars have remained undefeated against Enugu Rangers to six games after recording a 2-2 draw during the match day 36 of the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

Shooting Stars have remained undefeated against Enugu Rangers to six games after recording a 2-2 draw during the match day 36 of the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

Rangers who are still keeping their continental dreams alive were held by the visitors as the first half ended 0-0 at the Awka City Stadium, Awka.

But it was a different ball game in the second half when Rangers went one goal up after Shedrack Asiegbu headed past the goalkeeper from Eso Archibong’s cross.

Nine minutes later, Chidiebere Nwobodo doubled the lead from Shedrack Asiegbu’s assist with Shooting Stars struggling to get back into the game.

Their struggles however paid off when 3SC pulled one back with more than 15 minutes play through Moses Omodumueke.

Rangers’ effort to record their first win in four games was shattered when with two minutes remaining on the regulation time, Moses Omodumueke got his second goal of the evening for 3SC to level the score.

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In the other games, Heartland defeated Sunshine Stars 1-0 as they bid to move out of the red zone while Abia Warriors moved up to 11th following a 3-2 win over Gombe United.

It was a battle of relegation-threatened teams between Dakkada FC and Katsina Utd which ended 2-0 in favour of the Uyo based side.

Action continues today when Plateau United host Lobi Stars while Kano Pillars face the champions, Rivers United in Port Harcourt.

MFM romance with relegation may continue when they host Niger Tornadoes while Enyimba will be guests to Remo Stars.

Former champions, Akwa United will have a date with Wikki Tourists in Bauchi while Kwara United welcome Nasarawa United to Ilorin.

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Meanwhile, Katsina Utd have been charged for breaching the NPFL Framework and Rules during their Matchday 35 fixture vs Remo Stars at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina on June 26, 2022.

The club was fined N1m each for failing to provide general security, for encroachment unto the pitch, for failure to ensure the proper conduct of your players and officials, and for bringing the game to disrepute.

Katsina Utd are further fined N250,000 being compensation to Mr Michael Onikute of Remo Stars and are to replace the damaged equipment of Remo Stars at the face value of the certified receipts provided to the LMC by Remo Stars while the home ground, Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, will be closed to fans indefinitely.

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