Enugu Rangers 1-0 FC Ifeanyi Ubah
Enugu Rangers reclaimed top spot as they narrowly edged FC Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 on Saturday.
Chisom Egbuchulam was once again the man for the big occasion as he scored the only goal of the game.
He has now scored six goals in eleven league games.
Rangers now have 21 points, while FC Ifeanyi Ubah have 19 points.
It was the home side that started brightly, full of confidence, after their recent good form, and they made it count in the fourth minute.
Suleiman Mohammed headed wide in the closing stages of the game as Rangers held on for the win to move them up to top spot, while FC Ifeanyi Ubah drop to second.
Ikorodu United 0-0 Sunshine Stars
Ikorodu United were held to a goalless draw by vastly improved Sunshine Stars at the Onikan Stadium on Sunday.
The hosts dominated the game but they failed to make it count against the Owena Waves.
They had the chance to break the hearts of the visiting team from the penalty spot with twelve minutes left on the clock, but Rafiu Monsuru blazed his effort wide.
Ikorodu United have six points from eleven matches, while Sunshine Stars have eight points from nine games.
El-Kanemi Warriors 2-0 Shooting Stars
Shooting Stars slumped to their sixth league defeat of the season as they bowed 2-0 to Kanemi Warriors.
It was a sweet result for the Borno Army who returned to their home ground at the El-Kanemi Stadium after a two-year absence due to the security situation in Maiduguri.
The away side struggled throughout the game in the capital city of Borno.
Kadiri Ikhana’s team lacked creativity in midfield, and were vulnerable on the break.
Chances were created in the first half but the homers weren’t clinical in front of goal.
Former Plateau United striker Chinedu Ohanachom made the game safe with a dying minute strike for the hosts.
Abia Warriors 1-0 Lobi Stars (Game halted due to rainfall)
A heavy rainfall caused the postponement of the match between Abia Warriors and Lobi Stars in the 35 minutes.
Before the rain started, the hosts went in front through Godwin Effiong in the 12th minute.
The match has been postponed to 10am on Monday at the same venue.
Kano Pillars 2-1 Nasarawa United
Kano Pillars saw off Nasarawa United 2-1, gaining revenge for their 2-1 loss in the 2015 season at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
The Solid Miners halted the 12-year unbeaten home record of Masu Gida in the last campaign.
They looked like springing another surprise when Esosa Igbinoba got the curtain raiser in the opening minutes.
However six minutes to the end of the first half, Pillars equalised via Adamu Mohammed finishing off, after a pass by Prince Aggrey.
The home side began to get on top of Nasarawa United and Gambo Mohammed became the hero by firing his club to victory, in the 45th minute of the first stanza.
Pillars’ win pushed them up to fourth with 18 points, 12 more than Nasarawa United who occupy 19th spot.
Heartland FC 2-1 Rivers United
Heartland FC narrowly scraped past Rivers United 2-1 at the Dan Anyiam Stadium with goals from Anthony Oussou and super-sub Onyebuchi Ajunwa.
Striker Chinonso Okonwko was lively up front for the visitors as he began to prove his worth with his fine touches.
The former Enyimba star equalised eight minutes to the end of the first half.
Ajunwa’s power was too much to contain as he nabbed the winner in the 79th minute, with the hosts then holding on for all three points despite a late red card to Fortune Omoniwari.
Heartland now moved up to 10th spot on 14 points following their fourth win of the season, while Rivers United have 16 points and remain in seventh spot.
Plateau United 2-0 Giwa FC
Plateau United scored twice in the second half to claim a 2-0 win over city rivals Giwa FC in the Jos Derby.
Zachary Baraje’s side found it hard to break down the Jos Elephants in the first half.
In the second half, the Rwang Pam Stadium screamed for joy when Benjamin Turba put Plateau United ahead.
Plateau United made sure of the points when Sunday Ingbede scored in the 68th minutes of the encounter.
Giwa FC fought hard to reduce the deficit but Plateau United held on to pick up all three points in addition to the clean sheet.
Akwa United 2-0 Niger Tornadoes
The battle between Akwa United and Niger Tornadoes saw the Promise Keepers earn a well deserved victory, seeing off the Minna-based side 2-0.
A cagey first half saw few chances being created, but the deadlock was broken seven minutes before half time, as the reliable Ubong Ekpai latched on to a psalm from Kufre Ebong to score.
Former Ikorodu United and Gombe United midfielder Cyril Olisema netted the second goal on 69 minutes.
The two teams played out the last 21 minutes, with the match well, and truly settled, with the three points lifting Akwa United up to third, while Niger Tornadoes dropped to 16th.
Warri Wolves 1-0 MFM FC
Oghenewo Uzezi scored a crucial winning goal as Warri Wolves managed to pip MFM FC 1-0 at the Warri City Stadium.
The Seasiders were the better team throughout as Uzezi side-footed home the crucial strike in the second half.
It was a tension-soaked encounter with the homers missing many half chances.
The introduction of Stephen Odey in the second stanza did little to save the Olukoya Boys from bowing down to the superior powers of Wolves