—Pillars Destroy 3SC, Wolves Edge Sharks, Kwara United Fall
By Sab Osuji:
Sunshine Stars of Akure returned to the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League log in an emphatic style following a 4-0 thrashing of Giwa FC Sunday in a match day 23 tie.
Sunshine who pride themselves as ‘Akure Gunners’ thus overhauled Enyimba on the summit of the table after the conclusion of match day 23 games.
Prince Aggrey scored a hat-trick to help the Kennedy Boboye charges reclaim their leadership of the log from six-time champions, Enyimba, who earlier on Saturday drew 1-1 at Bayelsa United.
Also on Sunday, IfeanyiUbah ran out 3-2 winners in the Oriental clash as they came from behind to edge Enugu Rangers 3-2 at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
New coaches, Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu, left things late as two stoppage time goals from Austin Oladapo and Okereke Maduabuchi in added time helped them complete a double on the Flying Antelopes who they beat 1-0 in the reverse clash at Nnewi.
It was not a pleasant trip for Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan as the Oluyole Warriors were grounded 4-1 by Kano Pillars.
Super Eagles defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe, headed Warri Wolves to a 1-0 home win over battling Dolphins at the Warri City Stadium.
The towering stopper surged forward as minutes ticked away and fans getting apprehensive with Dolphins goalkeeper standing between them and the goal.
Kwara United stand-in manager, Tunde Sanni, got much more than he bargained for as visiting Wikki Tourists grabbed a 1-0 win on Sunday.
It was the second victory on the road for the Abdul Maikaba team who earlier shocked Ifeanyiubah 1-0 at Rojenny Stadium, Oba, near Onitsha.
Nasarawa United scored two second-half goals to turn back Heartland in Lafia while Akwa United stunned Sharks 3-1 in the Nest of Champions, Uyo.