Warri Wolves have now increased their points haul to 48 and have moved to second spot on the Nigeria Premier League log following the o...
Warri Wolves have now increased their points haul to 48 and have moved to second spot on the Nigeria Premier League log following the one point secured in their away game against Nasarawa United in Lafia on Sunday.
The development means Enyimba’s former five-point cushion has now been reduced to four as Peoples’ Elephant attempt to stretch their unbeaten run in the league to 11 games was thwarted on Sunday as Giwa FC piped the table-toppers by a lone goal in Jos on Sunday.
In what was dubbed the battle of Elephants, Charles Henlong’s late penalty was the difference between both sides as Giwa FC further improved their head-to-head record against the two-time African Champions with the slim win.
Despite the defeat, Enyimba still maintain their place at the with 52 points.
Also on Sunday, Shooting Stars of Ibadan claimed a 2-1 win over Sunshine Stars in the South West derby in the Nigeria Premier League.
The victory by the Oluyole Warriors has further dent the title aspirations of their fierce rivals but it was also riddled with some sort of controversies.
The Akure Gunners claimed they were held hostage at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan minutes after losing 2-1 to Shooting Stars
In another derby clash, Heartland FC downed their Oriental rivals Enugu Rangers 2-0 at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri.
It was gathered that the game between the Eastern rivals was delayed for over 30 minutes over allegations of ineligible players by both teams.
FC Ifeanyiubah 2-0 FC Taraba
Giwa FC 1-0 Enyimba
El-Kanemi 2-1 Lobi Stars
Wikki 3-1 Akwa Utd
Shooting Stars 2-1 Sunshine Stars
Nasarawa Utd 1-1 Wolves
Kwara Utd 1-0 Abia Warriors
Heartland 2-0 Rangers