Enugu Rangers reclaimed the top position in the Nigeria Professional Football League table on Sunday after playing out a 1-1 draw with Enyimba International in a match day 29 Oriental Derby at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Stephen Chukwude’s 45th minute strike looked to have clinched it for the Aba Elephants, before Godwin Aguda came good for the visitors in the dying minutes of the second half to send the Flying Antelopes back to the top.
The Flying Antelopes’ return to the summit of the NPFL log was made much easier by Akwa United who showed no mercy in hammering erstwhile leaders Wikki Tourists 3-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, otherwise called ‘Nest of Champions’.
Meanwhile, Warri Wolves’ miserable season continued, as Kingsley Eduwo, Patrick Ikeokwu and Raphael Ayagwa’s second-half effort ensured they were humbled by Lobi Stars at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.
Plateau United took one giant step towards retaining their Premier League status with a 1-0 win at MFM. Kabiru Umar scored the match winner five minutes after the kick off. It was United’s second away win after a 1-0 win at Abia Warriors and it also turned out to be MFM’s second home defeat after earlier loss to Shooting Stars. MFM top scorer, Stephen Odey had a bad day with a 22 minute penalty miss that could have drawn his team level.
Shooting Stars of Ibadan kept their Premier League survival hopes alive with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Sunshine Stars.
Meshack Chukwudubem struck for the visitors, before the Oluyole Warriors gave watching governor Abiola Ajimobi something to cheer, through Sunday Adetunji’s brace.