Enugu Rangers returned Sunday to the top of the Nigeria league after they thrashed fellow title ...
Enugu Rangers returned Sunday to the top of the Nigeria league after they thrashed fellow title chasers Rivers United 4-0 at home.
Following another review of the league standings on account of the expulsion of Giwa FC from the league, Rangers now have 54 points from 32 matches, while Rivers United slipped to second place on 53 points. Wikki Tourists are third having recorded 51 points.
|Rangers players congratulating Olusesi after he scored the first goal against Rivers united. Photo via @LMCNPFL|
Christian Madu made it 3-0 after 82 minutes with a superb volley, before Obinna Nwobodo completed the rout with a diving header for the fourth goal on 84 minutes.
Lobi Stars climbed to fourth place on the table with 49 points courtesy of a 1-0 win over champions Enyimba in Makurdi.
Match winner for Lobi was Barnabas Imenger Junior with an assist by midfielder Sunday Akleche after just three minutes.
The biggest shock of the weekend of the weekend came in Owerri where bottom club Ikorodu United stunned home side Heartland. The Lagos based club secured a 1-0 victory courtesy of a stunning 30 yard strike from Fatai Abdullahi
Kano Pillars improved their standing on the table with a 1-0 win over Sunshine Stars as they moved from ninth to fifth on 48 points. Giwa FC loanee Amos Gyang was the match winner for Pillars.
Warri Wolves stopped the recent march of Nasarawa United with a hard-fought 1-0 home win and Shooting Stars fell 1-0 at hosts Plateau United, who had Kelechi John sent off late on.
Akwa United pipped relegation-threatened MFM FC 3-1 thanks to a Hassan Babangida brace.
The match between Abia Warriors and FC IfeanyiUbah will be played on Wednesday after it was rescheduled over match venue.
Nigeria League Results Sunday
Heartland 0-1 Ikorodu Utd
Kano Pillars 2-0 Sunshine Stars
Plateau Utd 1-0 Shooting Stars
Enugu Rangers 4-0 Rivers United
Warri Wolves 1-0 Nasarawa Utd
Akwa Utd 3-1 MFM
Lobi Stars 1-0 Enyimba