Wikki Tourists have remained top of the Nigeria league after they held hosts Heartland to a goalless draw in Owerri on Sunday, but titl...
Wikki Tourists have remained top of the Nigeria league after they held hosts Heartland to a goalless draw in Owerri on Sunday, but title chasers Enugu Rangers and Enyimba lost ground with away losses.
The Bauchi club now 40 points from 21 matches, same as Rivers United, who trounced MFM FC 4-1 in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Kano Pillars 2-2 Warri Wolves
Kano Pillars and Warri Wolves played out a four-goal thriller in Kano on Sunday as their NPFL Match Day 22 tie at the Sani Abacha stadium ended in a 2-2 draw.
Captain Rabiu Aliu had shot the hosts in front in the 26th minute from the penalty spot but Warri Wolves pulled level soon after the restart of the second half through Shedrack Oghu.
Pillars attacked with all their arsenal after the visitors pulled level and the pressure they piled on their opponents paid off in the 54th when Emmanuel Edmund teed off Gambo Mohammmed who chips over the keeper to restore his side’s lead.
Unfortunately, Pillars failed to build on their lead and they were left to rue their missed chances when in the 81st minute Shedrack Oghu got on the end of Yarhere’s cross to score.
Pillars attempted a late rally to see if they could get another goal but they could not and they were thus condemned to sharing match day points with Wolves
Shooting Stars 1-0 Enyimba
Shooting Stars of Ibadan continued their resurgence under returnee coach Gbenga Ogunbote on Sunday as they secured a lone goal win over reigning league champions Enyimba in Ibadan.
The Oluyole Warriors will have Ajani Ibrahim to thank for their latest set of points as the petite striker scored the only goal of the match with a flying header in the 24th minute.
Hard as the Peoples Elephant tried to restore parity they failed in their bid and their poor run in recent games thus continued.
For Coach Ogunbote it has been a fine return to Shooting Stars; winning his two home matches since coming back from Giwa FC.
Rangers and Enyimba slipped in the title race following losses on the road. Rangers were beaten 2-0 at Plateau United and Enyimba were upset 1-0 at Shooting Stars.
In other results, Kano Pillars played out a 2-2 draw with Warri Wolves in Kano, Akwa held hosts Ikorodu United to a 1-1 draw, Sunshine Stars pipped Lobi Stars 1-0 and Nasarawa United defeated IfeanyiUbah 4-2.
Nigeria League Results Sunday
- Heartland 0-0 Wikki
- Plateau United 2-0 Rangers
- Rivers United 4-1 MFM
- Shooting Stars 1-0 Enyimba
- Kano Pillars 2-2 Warri Wolves
- Ikorodu United 1-1 Akwa United
- Sunshine Stars 1-0 Lobi
- Nasarawa 4-2 IfeanyiUbah