–Pillars pip Akwa 1-0 to retain top spot
Enyimba of Aba leading scorer, Mfom Udoh grabbed his 13th goal of the season scoring in the People’s Elephant 4-0 thrashing of Bayelsa United Sunday at the Aba township Stadium.
Udoh added to his tally during the added time of the first half after Chimezie Amanfor had opened the floodgate of goals for the home side with Nzube Anaezemba and veteran striker Emeka Nwanna sealing the win on the dot of 90 minutes.
With the win, the six time league champions retain their third spot on the log with 33 points, four shy of leaders, Kano Pillars and three points behind Nasarawa United who have 44 points after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat of Sharks of Port Harcourt in Lafia.
Enugu Rangers remain unbeaten in two consecutive games with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Warri Wolves. CHAN Eagles forward, Christian Obiozor for the second time was the scorer of the precious goal 21 minutes into the game which helped ease the relegation worries of the Coal City Flying Antelopes.
Rangers moved to the 14th spot on the table with 37 points only on inferior goals agregate behind Heartland of Owerri who suffered a 2-1 defeat at El-Kanemi Warriors in Kano following goals fron Nafiu Bala (32 min) and Abraham Audu (35 min) just as midfielder Julius Ubido scored a consolatory goal for the Naze Millionaires in the 84th minute.
Sunshine Stars of Akure were truly at home earning an emphatic 3-1 win over Abia Warriors. Super Eagles invitee, Dele Olorundare opened the scoring for the Erasmus Onuh side five minutes after the kick off.
Tunde Adeniji increased the tally two minutes past the hour mark as the home side went into the break with a comfortable 2-0 lead.
On resumption for the second segment, Musa Newman made it 3-0 in 68 minutes before Peter Onyekachi provided a cushion for the visitors nine minutes before the final whistle.
Giwa FC of Jos made their home advantage count when they comprehensively thrashed FC Taraba 3-0 with Shuaibi Ibrahim scoring a brace while Mohammed Saleh scored the other goal.
It was not a pleasant trip to Kaduna for Crown of Ogbomoso who suffered a 4-0 humiliation in the hands of Kaduna United.
Siman Yusuf was the hero of the night after scoring a hat-trick in the encounterjust as Nembe City earned a 2-1 win over visiting Lobi Stars of Makurdi.
Enyimba 4-0 Bayelsa
scorers: Chimezie Amanfor 41min, Mfom Udoh 45min, Nzube Anaezemba 55min, Emeka Nwanna 90 min
Pillars 1-0 Akwa
scorer: Adamu Hassan 4 min
Dolphins 2-0 Gombe
scorers: Chizoba Amaefule 73 min, Emem Eduok 78 min
Rangers 1-0 Wolves
scorer: Christian Obiozor 21 min
Nasarawa 2-0 Sharks
scorers: Ugochukwu Leonard 45 min, Tony Edjomariegwe 74 min
Sugnshine 3-1 A/Warriors
scorers: Dele Olorundare 5 min, Tunde Adeniji 32 min, Musa Newman 68 min, Peter Onyekachi (Warriors) 81 min
Kaduna 4-0 Crown
scorers: Siman Yusuf 3min, 6 min, 50 min
Giwa 3-0 Taraba
scorers: Shuaibu Ibrahim 28 min, 90 min (pen), Mohammed Saleh 40 min
El-Kanemi 2-1 Heartland
scorers: Nafiu Bala 32 min, Abraham Audu 35 min, Julius Ubido (heartland) 84 min
Note: Nembe/Lobi game abandoned with scores at 2-1 for Nembe City