Sunshine, Tornadoes secure massive wins at home
Rangers International were heading to extending their lead on the league log but crowd incidence led to the fixture away to Giwa FC in Jos abandoned on the 76th minute with scores at 1-0 in favour of the Enugu side.The Flying Antelopes took the lead earlier through Godwin Aguda on the 26th minute. Aguda schemed past helpless Giwa defenders, before rounding the goalkeeper to slam home.
At the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, Ismalia Gata’s double secured maximum points for Niger Tornadoes against visiting Ikorodu United. Gata stroke first from the spot in the 7th minute, after Ikorodu’s Izu Chile handled the ball in the area. The forward completed his brace in the half hour mark.
Sunshine Stars, with a third manager after twelve match days, secured a massive 3-0 win over El-Kanemi Warriors at the Akure Township Stadium. Okiki Afolabi opened scoring on the 15th minute from a penalty. Isiaka Oladuntoye flicked in the second from a corner seven minutes into the second half, before Dayo Ojo completed the rout in added time also from the penalty spot.
At the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, Bernard Ovoke’s goal proved the difference between Rivers United and visiting Kano Pillars, in a fiercely contested encounter. Omo Johnson reunited with his former teammates from the Garden City, but the home side had Rotimi Sunday to thank for producing a couple of breathtaking saves that denied the Kano side a positive result.
FC Ifeanyiubah scraped a narrow lone goal win at home to Warri Wolves. Substitute Maduabuchi Okereke got the winner on the 59th minute. Lobi Stars of Makurdi got the better of Uyo-based side, Akwa United in Makurdi. Nanen Barnabas Imenger struck on the 52nd minute after he got to the end of Tony Okpotu’s pass.
Earlier on Friday, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC (MFM) edged past Wikki Tourists 1-0, at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, to move temporarily top of the log. Stephen Odey got the goal on the 34th minute.
In the games played on Saturday, Nasarawa United and Shooting Stars recorded (2-1) victories over Plateau United and Heartland FC respectively in Makurdi and Ibadan.