Kano Pillars relinquished the top spot of the Glo Premier League to Enyimba following a 2-0 loss to Heartland at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri as ‘The People’s Elephant’ ran away with a 3-0 win over Gombe United on Wednesday.
Ifeanyi Ede and Bishop Onyeudo scored in the opening 40 minutes for the two-time African champions before substitute Emeka Nwanna completed scoring for the Aba side in the 56th minute.
Enyimba are now leveled on 45 points with Kano Pillars and third-placed Bayelsa United but boasts a superior goal difference.
Happy Okuoka and bright Ejike scored in either half to pull Heartland out of the bottom four and consequentially drop Pillars from the top.
Okuoka opened scoring in the second minute for the ‘Naze Millionaires’ before youth international striker Ejike sealed victory on 85 minutes.
In Port-Harcourt, Sharks beat Wikki Tourists 2-1. Ezeoha Okereke opened scoring for the home side four minutes to the half hour mark but Shuaibu pulled the solitary goal back six minutes into the second-half. Thompson Stowe shot home a late penalty to earn victory for ‘The Blues Angels.’
3SC secured a 2-0 victory against El-Kanemi warriors at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan. Raphael Musa and substitute Osaguona Ighodalo scored in the 52 and 70 minutes to ease relegation pressure on the Ibadan-based club.
Enugu Rangers were comeback kings at home to Lobi Stars as Christian Obiozor scored a second-half brace (40 and 50 minutes) to overturn an early Agbanyi Joshua’s (15 minutes) opener. Rangers now 42 points from 28 matches.
Nasarawa United humbled Dolphins with a 4-0 victory but still remains in the bottom four. A hat-trick from Victor Namo was complimented with a Habu Mohammed’s strike.
Musa Najere scored the other hat-trick of the midweek games for Warri Wolves who cruised past Kaduna United. Najere scored in the 2nd, 26th , and 78th minutes before Oghenekaro Etebo got his solitary strike on 29 minutes.
Nembe City won Kwara United 2-0 at the Samson Siasia Stadium. Left-back Jonathan Zikiye and striker Ebitimi Agogu scored for City against a below per United.
Akwa United’s Kelvin Njoku scored an own goal in the 55th minute to hand ABS victory and full three points.
The match between Sunshine Stars and Bayelsa United was called off due to heavy rain that made organisers reschedule for Thursday.