Bayelsa United relinquished the top spot of the Glo Premier League on Wednesday following a 1-0 loss to local rivals Nembe City, while Enyimba remained unbeaten at home, after seeing off a plucky Akwa United to return to the summit.
Bayelsa United are now leveled on 55 points with new leaders Enyimba with an inferior goal difference. Relegation battlers Nembe City have earned 45 points.
Nembe’s super-sub Obioma Arinze’s 65th minute winner made all the difference in a local derby held up for about 10 minutes.
An Emeka Nwana’s first-half strike was all the ‘People’s Elephant’ needed to go top of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Matchday 34.
The Aba side has now played a total of 1,530 minutes on their home ground without losing a match, after 17 games.
Rangers 2 ABS 0
Goals from Chinedu Udeagha and Odah Marshal in the 5 and 89 minute was all the ‘Flying Antelopes’ needed to down their Ilorin-based visitors in Enugu.
Nasarawa United 3 3SC 0
The Coach Khadiri Ikhana tutored Nasarawa United saw off Shooting Stars by three goals.
Babatunde Solomon opened scoring for the hosts in the 24th minute before Victor Namo, who had earlier missed an early spot kick, made amends by netting a brace in the 39th and 42nd minutes.
Pending the outcome of a boardroom decision on 3SC’s abandoned match against Sunshine Stars, the Ibadan side are now bottom of the league standing.
Sharks 3 El Kanemi 0
Cheistian Pyagbara was the star man of the clash between Shark and El Kanemi in Port-Harcourt, netting a brace before Joseph Bobochu completed scoring late in the game.
Wolves 3 Wikki 1
Oghenekaro Etebo headlined Warri Wolves’ victory over Wikki. The Tourists were down by three goals, courtesy of Etebo’s hat-trick, inside the half hour mark before Waziri Christopher got a consolation goal for the visitors.
Kaduna 1 Pillars 0
Wednesday’s Northern derby had Kano Pillars lose by a solitary goal to Kaduna United. Tijani Adamu netted the match winner six minutes after the interval to leave the Kano side in front.
Gombe 1 Dolphins 0
The hard-fighting Dolphins were broken 6 minutes after the hour mark in Wednesday’s loss to Gombe United. Lucky Edjebare scored the winning goal from a spot-kick.
Kwara 0 Lobi 0
Lobi Stars moved up to the safety zone following a surprise goalless draw in Ilorin against Kwara United.
Heartland 0 Sunshine Stars 0
In Owerri, Heartland were held to a goalless draw by Sunshine Stars.