Wikki Tourists have toppled Enugu Rangers at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football L...
Wikki Tourists have toppled Enugu Rangers at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League following a 2-0 home win against Abia Warriors on Saturday.
Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu by Lobi Stars. Both sides have 47 points each, but Wikki have a superior goals difference.Ocheme Edoh put Rangers ahead on 23 minutes, while Kingsley Eduwo equalised for the visitors in the 62nd minute.
At the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, Ibrahim Alhassan and Godwin Obaje scored for Wikki as they ended their four-game winless run. Obaje now tops the scorers chart with 14 goals.
Sunshine Stars dented Rivers United’s title hopes, inflicting a 1-0 defeat on Stanley Eguma’s men. Dele Olorundare scored the winner off a 35-yard free-kick three minutes before the break.
Kano Pillars recorded a slim 1-0 win against MFM FC at the Sani Abacha Stadium with Gambo Mohammed scoring the winner in the 61st minute.
At the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, Shooting Stars boosted their survival hopes following a resounding 3-1 win against visiting Niger Tornadoes.
Tayo Adebogun opened scoring for the Oluyole Warlors in the 25th minutes, while Sunday Adetunji grabbed a brace in the 32nd and 37th minutes.
Mustahpha Ibrahim grabbed Tornadoes’ consolation goal 10 minutes before the end of the game.
Heartland’s hopes of surviving the drop suffered a hitch as they were held to a barren draw by Oriental rivals FC IfeanyiUbah at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.
Nigeria Professional Football League champions Enyimba once again stuttered in their title defence when they lost 2-0 against Plateau United at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos on Sunday.
After weathering pressure from the hosts in the early parts of the game, the Peoples Elephant went behind in the 37th minute when Joshua Obaje fired Plateau United ahead after receiving a beautiful pass from Kabir Umar. It was Obaje’s fourth goal of the campaign.
Sunday Ingbede doubled Zachary Baraje men’s lead 20 minutes from time. Enyimba have now failed to record a win or score a goal in their last four meetings with Plateau United.
At the Onikan Stadium, Lagos, Ikorodu United were held to a 2-2 draw by Nasarawa United.
Paul Duke broke the deadlock nine minutes before the break, while Abdulrahman Bashir restored parity for the visitors a minute after the restart.
The home side went into the lead again on the hour mark through Oluwole Balogun Johnson.
The lead didn’t last too long as the visitors equalised through Samson Gbadebo in the 64th minute following some poor defending by the hosts.
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