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Finally, NPL Championship play-off explodes with goals



Remo Stars are the first to sustain a two-goal lead


After the spate of draws, especially on Match day 3, the Nigeria Premier League championship play-off  finally exploded into goals on Friday as the three matches produced winners.

Rivers United set the tone with a 2-1 win over Bendel Insurance. Remo Stars followed up with a 2-0 defeat of Lobi Stars before Enyimba raised the bar with a 3-0 defeat of Sunshine Stars.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.