NPFL Rangers vs Enyimba: Match Abandoned After Fans Storm Pitch Over Late Penalty Call

NPFL Rangers vs Enyimba

The highly anticipated Week 35 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) match between Rangers and Enyimba was abandoned after a controversial late penalty call in favour of the Flying Antelopes.

The match, dubbed the Oriental Derby, was a crucial title decider. Rangers led the league standings with 60 points, closely followed by Enyimba, just two points behind. Fans flocked to the stadium for this fiercely contested encounter.

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With the game tied at 0-0, the referee awarded Rangers a penalty in the 101st minute, sparking protests from Enyimba players.

Despite efforts to resume play, the match descended into chaos as some home fans stormed the pitch, disrupting the game.

The NPFL addressed the incident on their X platform: “Rangers 0-0 Enyimba #RANENY #NPFL24 #TheFinalStretch. Match interrupted after a penalty awarded to Rangers in added time.”

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