–Pillars pip Rangers 3-2 to remain on top
Enyimba International held their noses in front for the Glo Premier League title race with an emphatic 2-0 defeat of Warri Wolves in a week 23 fixture on Wednesday.
It was Enyimba’s second win over the invading Seasiders and the People’s Elephant will have to be grateful to the clinical finishing of leading striker, Mfon Udoh and Nzube Anaezemba.
Udoh scored 12 minutes after kick off while Anaezemba doubled the lead three minutes past the hour mark. The six time champions now have 36 points and moves to the 4th position on the log.
It was a five goals thriller in Kano as defending champions and leaders, Kano Pillars decimated Enugu Rangers 3-2 with Rabiu Ali hitting a hat-trick.
Ali scored in the 18th min (pen0, 39 and 81 min (pen) to seal victory for the Pyramid City side. Rangers took the lead through CHAN Eagles striker Christian Obiozor in the 3rd minute while Osagona Ighodaro scored the Flying Antelopes second goal.
Rangers cried out blue murder, claiming Pillars victory was referee-aided following two penalty kicks awarded against them.
Pillars now have 40 points to lead the pack while Nasarawa United are second on the log with 38 points following a hard fought 2-1 home win over Bayelsa United.
Goals from Ugochukwu Leonard (15min) and Bature Yaro (39min) sealed victory for the home team.
Dolphins of Port Harcourt made their home advantage count when they defeated Crown of Ogbomoso 2-0 in the first game of Wednesday’s double header in the Garden City.
Emem Eduok and Ebube Okpokwu were the scorers as the Stanley Eguma charges raced to the 3rd position with 36 points.
In the second match of the night at Sharks Stadium hosts Sharks were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Heartland of Owerri.
CHAN Eagles striker, Christian Pyagbara handed the Blue Angels the lead four minutes after the start but the Naze Millionaires drew level through midfielder Julius Ubido in the 72nd minute.
Eugene Obi’s stapage time goal handed El-Kanemi all three points against FC Taraba while Ocheme Edoh scored in the 57th minute to ensure Giwa defeated Sunshine Stars 1-0 at Rwang Pam stadium, Jos.
Kaduna United turned back Akwa United 1-0 courtesy of Arinze Nwaogu’s 46th minute goal while Emmanuel Egesi scored as Nembe City grabbed a 1-0 win over Abia Warriors.