By Sab Osuji:
Enyimba halted leaders Sunshine Stars’ run in the Glo Premier League with a 3-1 crushing of the Akure side in a match day 18 clash in Aba, completesportsnigeria.com reports.
An own goal by Sunshine Stars defender, Stephen Eze, six minutes past the half hour mark set the People’s Elephant on a cruise with Nzube Anaezemba doubling the lead on the stroke of half time.
Ezekiel Bassey added the icing on the cake for the six-time champions after finding the back of the net three minutes after the restart. Usual scorer, Tunde Adeniji got a consolatory strike for the visitors in the added time to leave final scores at 3-1.
Enyimba with the result have caught up with the leaders on 33 points but remain second on the log as a result of Sunshine Stars superior goal aggregate.
Kwara United won their first away match of the season after a hard fought 2-1 win at Ifeanyiubah FC. The Harmony Boys came from behind to sneak a win, condemning the hosts to their second home defeat of the season.
Former Nigeria junior international Sambo Sobga cancelled out Okereke Maduabuchi’s eighth minute goal for the home side at Rojenny Stadium, Oba, near Onitsha before Ismaila Gata struck on the half hour mark to snatch all three points for Tunde Sani’s squad.
It was a good start to his transit managerial reign after taking over from suspended Tunde Abdulrahman and it was a fruitful first time outing as he piled the mysery on coach John Obuh and his Ifeanyiubah troops.
Dolphins also returned to winning ways after handing out a 1-0 defeat to Gbenga Ogunbote’s 3SC at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Stanley Eguma’s Dolphins benefitted from a spot kick which Chinwendu Ali smoothly converted two minutes after the half time break.
Kano Pillars settled for a 1-1 draw with Wikki Tourists at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano. Defender Nura Ibrahim surged forward to score in the 30 minutes but Godwin Obaje drew the Bauchi side level in the 47th minute.