Kano Pillars missed the chance to secure top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to MFM at the Agege Stadium on Wednesday, reports Completesports.com.
Tosin Olubobola put the home team ahead on 17 minutes, while Nojeem Adeyinka added the second goal in the 63rd minute.
Rabiu Ali reduced the deficit for Pillars from the spot a minute from time.
Rivers United boosted their title hopes following a 3-1 home win against Plateau United.
Stanley Eguma’s side raced into an early lead with Godwin Aguda converting from the spot on third minutes.
Malachi Ohahume doubled the advantage in the 33rd minute, with Shedrack Oghali netting the third four minutes before the hour mark.
Andrew Ikefe pulled a goal back for the visitors 15 minutes from time.
In Enugu, Rangers beat Abia Warriors 2-1 in a fierce oriental derby.
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The visitors silenced the home fans in the 53rd minute with Hammed Yakubu scoring the curtain raiser.
The Flying Antelopes however rallied back with Christian Nnaji and Kenechukwu Agu finding the net.
Elsewhere, Enyimba were held to a 1-1 draw by Warri Wolves in Aba.
Daniel Chimezie gave Wolves the lead in the 72nd minute, while Austine Oladapo equalised for Enyimba four minutes later.
Katsina United recorded the only away win of the day edging out Jigawa Golden Stars 1-0 courtesy of Joseph Atule’s 30th minute strike.
At the Aper Aku Stadium, Lobi Stars thrashed Heartland 3-0.
Ossy Martins bagged a brace, while Monday Akile scored the other goal.
Rivers Utd 3-0 Plateau Utd
Jigawa Stars 0-1 Katsina Utd
FC Ifeanyiubah 3-0 Adamawa Utd
MFM 2-1 Kano Pillars
Lobi Stars 3-0 Heartland
Sunshine Stars 1-0 Wikki
Rangers 2-1 Abia Warriors
Enyimba 1-1 Wolves