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NPFL: Enyimba falls in Port-Harcourt

A second half free kick goal by Fred­erick Obomate was all Rivers United needed to shot down champions Eny­imba at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Stocky midfielder Obomate con­jured a magical free kick in the 65th minute beyond goalkeeper Femi Thomas for what will prove the match winner.
This loss had extended the losing streak of ‘The People’s Elephant’ af­ter the club lost a CAF Champions League tie at Uganda’s SC Vipers and they fell to Cup holders Akwa United in the season-opening Charity Shield in midweek.
Rivers United, formerly Dolphins, barely survived relegation last season.
Newly promoted MFM FC got off to a winning start in the Nigeria pre­mier league after they defeated home team Nasarawa United 2-1 on Sunday.
Meanwhile, former Sunshine Stars striker Musa Newman shot MFM in front after 18 minutes.
The visitors doubled their lead on 33 minutes through Chukwuka Em­manuel Ifeanyi Nweke pulled a goal back for Nasarawa in the 75th minute, but the home team could not muster enough to at least get a share of the spoils on the day.