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Glo PL wrap: Abia Warriors prove worth in local derby

06 July 2015, 12:18

Lagos - Week sixteen of the Glo Premier League served thrills and excitement with Abia Warriors ace Michael Olaha stealing the headlines after striking late on to secure a draw in a four-goal thriller against Enyimba FC in the local derby.

Overlapping defender Ndifreke Effiong stunned the six-time league champions with the opener, but goals from Christian Obiozor and Etor Daniel put the People's Elephants in firm control of the tantalising game at the Enyimba International Stadium.

But the rampaging Olaha struck late to ensure that the game ended in a two-all draw in Aba.

Ifeanyi Uba FC returned to winning ways as they submerged an inform Shooting Stars side by one unanswered goal. Chukwudi Stephen bagged the strike in the 11th minute of the match duration.

Far away in Makurdi, goalkeeper Suraj Aiyeleso was on cloud nine as he was at his best to deny FC Taraba all three points and ensured Kwara United picked up a valuable away point. The game ultimately ended on a barren draw.

Also read: Glo Premier League Week 15 wrap: Sunshine Stars back on top

League leaders Sunshine Stars continued their surge up the table with a hard-earned 1-1 draw away against Lobi Stars.

Tunde Adeniji scored the opening goal of the match for the Akure Gunners while Obioma Arinze got the equalizer for the Pride of Benue.

In Port Harcourt, Sharks failed to take full advantage of their home support and were held goalless by a resolute Nasarawa United side who were contented with a priceless point.

Enugu Rangers endured a difficult afternoon after suffering a 2-0 loss away to Akwa United. Nnamso Edo and Kingsley Nathaniel scored the goals for the Promise Keepers.

Dolphins and Wikki Tourists shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Mubarak Umar giving the visitors the lead and Victor Ezurike pulling parity with a late spot-kick for the Pride of Rivers.

In Kano, reigning league champions Kano Pillars defeated Elkanemi Warriors by a lone goal with Adamu Mohammed making the difference in the first half of the game.

Bayelsa United were too strong for a clueless Warri Wolves side that had no answers to two goals from the Restoration Boys. Oladimeji Hassan and Kadiri Samad found the back of the net for the 2009 league champions.

Elsewhere, Giwa FC fought back from a goal down to grind out a 2-1 victory over Heartland at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. Ibrahim Shuaibu and Amos Gyang cancelled out Bright Ejike's early strike.

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