By Adeboye Amosu:
Wikki Tourists maintained their top position in the Nigeria Professional Football League on goal difference despite going down to a 1-0 defeat against title rivals FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Jimoh Oni netted an acrobatic effort 20 minutes from time to hand the Anambra Warriors maximum points in the encounter.
Rivers United moved to second position in the table after a comfortable 2-0 home win against Plateau United.
The hosts scored the curtain raiser from the spot in the 31st minute through Bernard Ovoke, while substitute Isreal Daniel made the points safe when he hit the back of the net six minutes before the end of the game.
Enugu Rangers dropped to fourth following a disappointing 1-0 loss against Nasarawa United at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.
Philip Azango’s 63rd minute looping header make the difference for the Solid Miners who maintained their impressive home form.
At the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan Shooting Stars were in devastating form as they trounced Kano Pillars 4-0
Ifegwu Ojukwu started the rout when he put the hosts ahead early in the game.
Ibrahim Ajani doubled 3SC’s lead in the 29th minute, while Sunday Adetunji added the third three minutes after the break.
Adetunji got his second of the game on the hour mark. He has now scored five braces this season.
Niger Tornadoes boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 win against Lobi Stars at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja.
Kunle Issa headed Tornadoes ahead in the fifth minute. Solomon Owello added the second from the spot in the 58th minute.
Ikorodu United and El-Kanemi Warriors battled to a 1-1 draw at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta.
The away side took the lead through Samuel Mathias who smashed in a freekick in the 15th minute.
Olasupo Adeyemi however prevented his side from suffering their first defeat at their new home ground by grabbing the leveller in the 68th minute.
The game between MFM FC and Abia Warriors will be now come up on Monday morning after heavy downpour rendered the Agege Stadium unplayable.
MATCHDAY 33 RESULTS
Rivers United. 2 V 0 Plateau United
FC IfeanyiUbah 1 V 0 Wikki Tourists
Nasarawa United 1 V 0 Enugu Rangers
Shooting Stars 4 V 0 Kano Pillars
Niger Tornadoes 2 V 0 Lobi Stars
Ikorodu United 1 V 0 El-Kanemi Wariors
Enyimba 2 V 1 Akwa United