–Rangers stun El-Kanemi 2-0, Pillars retain top spot
despite 1-0 defeat at Dolphins
Enyimba International suffered a 1-0 defeat at Giwa FC in what is best described as dress rehearsal ahead Thursday’s Federation Cup semi final clash between the two sides at MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta.
Edoh Ocheme headed in the eventual match winner 19 minutes after the start. Enyimba completed the rest of the pulsating game with 10 men after striker Mfom Udoh was sent off in the second period.
In Port Harcourt, Dolphins made their home advantage count when he edged leaders Kano Pillars 1-0. Despite the defeat, Pillars remained top on the log with 34 points, thanks to Nasarawa United’s 2-1 loss at Abia Warriors.
Goals from John Prince Eze and Emmanuel Makama gave the hosts a comfortable 2-0 lead before Suleiman Saleem pulled one back for the Solid Miners outfit.
Coal City Flying Antelopes, Enugu Rangers were in devastating form at their Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium base when they turned back El-Kanemi Warriors 2-0.
Emeka Eze and Osagona Ighodaro were the scorers as the John Obuh side made an easy job of turning back their guests with easy dispatch.
Lobi Stars edged Heartland 2-1 with Bunde Moses and Joseph Essien scoring for the Evan Ogenyi side while Taraba United turned back Gombe United 1-0 in Jalingo just as Sunshine Stars of Akure defeated Nembe City 1-0 with Gbolahan Salami scoring from the penalty on the dot of 90 minutes.