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
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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
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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