Enyimba Pip Wikki, Stay Top; Wolves Hold Pillars

Enyimba Pip Wikki, Stay Top; Wolves Hold Pillars

—Sunshine Edge Abia Warriors, Shooting Draw At Lobi

By Adeboye Amosu:

Enyimba captain Chinedu Udoji was the hero as the Peoples Elephant beat Wikki Tourists 2-0 at the Enyimba Sports Stadium on Sunday to maintain their top position in the Glo Premier League and move closer to a record seventh title.
In a tightly contested affair, the central defender scored the curtain raiser in the 42nd minute to put his side ahead after a long period of dominance.
Udoji put the game beyond the visitors when he converted a penalty five minutes after the break to double his side’s advantage.
At the Akure Township Stadium, Sunshine Stars beat hard-fighting Abia Warriors 1-0 courtesy of a 58th minute strike by Tunde Adeniji to move into the second position on the log.
In Warri, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu scored a late equaliser as Warri Wolves forced hosts Kano Pillars to a 1-1 draw.
Ubong Ekpai put the visitors ahead from the spot after Ojo Mine tripped Gambo Mohammed in the box.
The Seasiders who struggled to assert their authority on the game however rallied back through Ibenegbu in the 90th minute.
Sharks eased their relegation troubles courtesy of a 1-0 win against local rivals, Dolphins, at the Sharks Stadium.
The Blue Angels who dominated the game got the winner through Super Eagles invitee Chima Akas.
At the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu, Segun Alebiosu gave Kwara United hope in their fight against relegation when he put them ahead in the 44 minute, but Rangers scored two second half goals to compound the Harmony Boys’ woes.
FC IfeanyiUbah and Giwa FC played a 1-1 draw in Nnewi, while Shooting Stars and Lobi Stars also shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw in Makurdi.
FC Taraba were also held to a 1-1 draw by El-Kanemi Warriors in Jalingo.
The encounter between Bayelsa United and Heartland was postponed till Monday morning due to waterlogged pitch at the Oghara Township Stadium.
Enyimba 2 V 0 Wikki Tourists
Pillars 1 V 1 Warri Wolves
Rangers 2 V 1 Kwara United
Lobi O V 0 3SC
Ifeanyi 1 V 1 Giwa FC
Sunshine 1 V 0 Abia Warriors
Taraba 1 V 1 El-kanemi
Sharks 1 V 0 Dolphins