Sunshine Stars opening home game against Wikki Tourists was not played over a transfer ban involving the Bauchi club, while Enugu Rangers were held hostage by angry Katsina United fans after road win today as the new NPFL season finally got underway.
Wikki are under a transfer ban following their failure to pay off their former Egyptian coach and failed to show up for today’s clash.
Sunshine Stars are demanding a walkover, while LMC has ruled the game will be played tomorrow.
And in Katsina, home team Katsina United suffered an opening day 2-1 loss to Enugu Rangers only for angry fans to hold ‘The Flying Antelopes’ hostage for at least 20 minutes inside the match venue.
Champions Akwa United romped to a 3-0 home win over Kano Pillars, Enyimba won the Abia Derby 2-1 against Abia Warriors, Kwara United dumped Dakkada 3-0 and Heartland played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Nasarawa United.
Lobi Stars forced Rivers United to a 1-1 draw at home and Gombe United were held to a scoreless draw by promoted Shooting Stars.
In the first game of the season, promoted Remo Stars stunned hosts MFM FC 2-0 in Lagos.
MFM FC 0 Remo Stars 2
Gombe 0 3SC 0
Akwa United 3 Kano Pillars 0
Lobi Stars 1 Rivers United 1
Katsina United 1 Enugu Rangers 2
Enyimba 2 Abia Warriors 1
Kwara United 3 Dakkada 0
Heartland 3 Nasarawa United 3