By Adeboye Amosu:
Enyimba maintained their top position in the Glo Premier League table following a 0-0 draw against Nasarawa United on Wednesday at the Lafia Township Stadium.
Kadiri Ikhana’s men who have lost their last three away fixtures were outplayed by their hosts for the major part of the game and had to rely on a brave defending by skipper of the side, Chinedu Udoji, to escape Lafia unscathed.
Wikki tourists moved into the second position, after edging out hard-fighting FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 in Bauchi.
Victor Yakubu put the hosts ahead from the spot in the 23rd minute, while Odera Onyiri put the visitors back in the game two minutes before half-time.
Uche Martins however rifled the ball home from close range in the 90th minute to win the game for Abdu Maikaba’s men.
Giwa FC boosted their hopes of securing a continental ticket with a 2-1 away win against El-Kanemi Warriors.
Charles Okoro stunned fans at the Karkanda Stadium, Katsina by slotting home the opener in the 45th minute.
Dauda Eboh however restored parity for El-kanemi four minutes after the restart. Ocheme Udoh scored the winner for the visitors in the 56th minute.
Abia Warriors beat Lobi Stars 2-0 in Umuahia with strikes from Enockela Akleche and Ndifreke Effiong.
In Port Harcourt, Dolphins’ Ghanaian import, Godbless Asamoah, scored a brace as the Stanley Eguma-led side rallied from a goal down to beat champions Kano Pillars 2-1.
In Owerri, Fortune Oniwari’s fourth minute strike proved to be the decider as Heartland beat Sharks 1-0.
Kwara United and Bayelsa United shared the spoils in Ilorin with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.
3SC beat Taraba United 1-0 in Ibadan to compoud the woes of the Jalingo based side who are fighting to escape the drop.
Warri Wolves will entertain Akwa United in the last week 34 fixture. The game was postponed to Thursday due to heavy downpour which made the Warri City Stadium pitch unplayable.
Wikki Tourists 2 V 1 IfeanyiUbah
Heartland 1 V 0 Sharks
Kwara United 1 V 1 Bayelsa United
3SC 1 V 0 Taraba United
El-kanemi 2 V 1 Giwa FC
Abia Warriors 2 V 0 Lobi Stars
Nasarawa 0 V 0 Enyimba
Dolphins 2 V 1 Kano Pillars