By Adeboye Amosu:
Photo courtesy LMC (Rivers United vs 3SC):
Wikki Tourists failed to regain top position in the Nigeria Professional Football League after rallying back to secure a 1-1 away draw against Niger Tornadoes on Sunday at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Enugu Rangers reclaimed first position after securing a 3-2 away draw against Abia Warriors in Uyo on Saturday.
Wikki are now two points adrift of the Flying Antelopes who have 46 points.
Kunle Issa gave Tornadoes the lead in the 21st minute, while Charles Henlong equalised for Wikki on 64 minutes following a beautiful pass from Mubarak Umar.
Rivers United enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 home win against Shooting Stars in Port Harcourt.
Guy Kuemian gave the hosts the lead on 10 minutes, while Fredrick Obomate doubled his side’s lead in the 27th minute.
At the Agege Stadium, MFM FC also beat Heartland 2-0.
Heartland missed the chance to take the lead in the 24th minute when Bright Ejike missed from the spot.
They were made to pay for that four minutes later when Ifeanyi Ifeanyi scored the opener through a penalty.
The home side were awarded another penalty late in the second half but Ifeanyi’s effort was saved by Ebele Obi.
The Olukoya Boys were awarded their third penalty kick of the game in the 59th minute which was coolly dispatched by Stephen Odey.
FC IfeanyiUbah edged El-Kanemi Warriors 1-0 at the FC IfeanyiUbah International Stadium, Nnewi to extend their unbeaten run in the NPFL to five games.
Their Brazilian import Alberico Da Silva scored the decisive goal four minutes before the break, nodding home Tamen Medrano freekick.
In Umuahia, Abia Warriors ended their four-game losing streak by securing a slim 1-0 win against Warri Wolves with Chinenye Agoha scoring the winner five minutes after the break
Lobi Stars earned a slim 1-0 win against Plateau United in Makurdi with Kingsley Eduwo who missed a penalty in the first half atoning for that miss by scoring the winner 10 minutes from time.
MATCHDAY 27 FIXTURES
Akwa United 2 V 3 Rangers
Nasarawa Utd. 3 V 0 Sunshine Stars
Enyimba 2 V 1 Kano Pillars
MFM FC. 2 V 0 Heartland
Rivers United 2 V 0 Shooting Stars
Lobi Stars 1 V 0 Plateau United
Niger Tornadoes 1 V 1 Wikki Tourists
FC IfeanyiUbah 1 V 0 El-Kanemi
Abia Warriors 1 V 0 Warri Wolves