…Enyimba Tame El-Kanemi 3-1
…3SC Crash In Uyo As Rangers Fumble To Home Draw
By Sab Osuji:
Sunshine Stars of Akure held on to their top spot on the Glo Premier League log after dispaching Kwara United 1-0 on Wednesday in Akure.
Paul Onobi scored on the half hour mark to hand Sunshine Stars the maximum points in the match day 10 clash.
In Aba, six time champions, Enyimba, handed a 3-1 defeat to visiting El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri.
Defender Markson Ojobo emerged the unlikely hero, scoring a brace to seal a comfortable home win for the People's Elephant.
Ojobo opened his account on the night 19 minutes after the start, drilling a penalty kick home before Peter Onyekachi doubled the lead on 47 minutes.
The Warriors halved the deficit on 66 minutes when Dauda Eboh found himself behind the Enyimba backline to score.
But Markson restored Enyimba's two-goal advantage with a quarter of an hour left for play.
In Makurdi, Lobi Stars recorded their first win of the season with a 1-0 win over Heartland.
Abdulrahman Bashir was on song 19 minutes after the kick off and the Justin Tenger outfit held on till the final whistle.
Defending champions, Kano Pillars, earned a hard fought 2-1 win over Gabros at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
It was Kano Pillars' third win in a row and it came courtesy of Moses Ekpai (19 min) and Rabiu Ali (25 mins) goals before Nwosu Oluchukwu cut the deficit two minutes past the hour mark.
3SC of Ibadan fell in Uyo as they lost 2-1 to Akwa United despite scoring first.
Nojeed Olukokun handed the Franklin Howard men the lead on 24 minutes but Ukeme Davies drew the home team level in 59 minutes.
Dolphins drew 1-1 at Taraba United despite going in front.
Defender Jonathan Zikiye handed Stanley Eguma's men the lead two minutes past the half hour mark and they looked like earning their first away win of the season before Ibrahim Sanusi drew the home team level with two minutes before the final whistle.
Bayelsa began life without coach Solomon Ogbeide with a 1-0 win over visiting Wikki Tourists at their Oghara Township Stadium transit home ground.
Enugu Rangers continued their poor start to the season with a scoreless draw at home against Nasarawa United at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
In Port Harcourt, Sharks were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Giwa FC. Jaiyeola scored the opener for the Garden City Blue Angels 13 minutes into the game to raise hope of a win but all that expectation went up in flames in 31 minutes when Henlong Charles cancelled out the home team's lead.
Enyimba 3-1 El-Kanemi
scorers: Markson Ojobo 19 min (pen),75 min; Peter Onyekachi 47 min, Dauda Eboh 66 mins.
Sharks 1-1 Giwa
scorers: Jayeola 13 min, Henlong Charles 31 min
Lobi Stars 1-0 Heartland
scorer: Bashir Abdulrahman 19 min
Kano Pillars 2-1 Gabros
scorers:Moses Ekpai 19 min, Rabiu Ali 25 min, Nwosu Oluchukwu 62 min
Sunshine Stars 1-0 Kwara United
scorer:Paul Onobi 31 min
Taraba FC 1-1 Dolphins
scorers: Jonathan Zikiye 32 min, Ibrahim Sanusi 88 min
Akwa United 2-1 3SC
scorers: Nojeem Olukokun 24 min, Ukeme Davies 59 min
Rangers 0-0 Nasarawa United
Bayelsa United 1-0 Wikki Tourists
scorer: Buhari Jakpai 4min.