Lagos - Sunshine Stars consolidated their grip on top of the
Glo Premier League table as they defeated Bayelsa United 2-0 in a week 17 match
at the Akure Township Stadium.
The Akure Gunners took an early lead through Kingsley Eduwo
and Tunde Adeniji sealed the maximum points with a second half strike.
Abia Warriors edged closer to a continental spot as they
produced a masterclass performance to outclass a sorry-looking FC Taraba 3-1.
The impressive Ndifreke Effiong grabbed a brace and the
ever-willing Valentine Nwabili scored for Warriors, while Ibrahim Sanusi netted
what turned out to be a consolation for the sinking Pride of Taraba.
Dolphins' woes continued as they lost 3-1 to Heartland.
Collin Nwaneri, Bright Ejike and Emeka Ogbugh put away the goals for the Naze
Millionaires, with Dolphins only goal coming from Godbless Asamoah.
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Akwa United heaved a sigh of relief, thanks to a lone goal
by Ukeme Davies which was enough to help them defeat Kano Pillars 1-0 in Uyo.
Two first-half goals from Ajani Ibrahim and one from Nojeem
Olukokun gave resurgent Shooting Stars a 3-0 win over Giwa FC at the Lekan Salami
Enugu Rangers proved too strong for Lobi Stars after
recording an emphatic 3-1 score line over the Pride of Benue. Etim Matthew got
the opening goal before Godwin Aguda's effort and an own goal from Shehu Nasir
increased the scoreline to 3-0 for the Flying Antelopes.
Substitute Collins Obioma Arinze scored a face-saving goal
for the visitors in the 89th minute.
Enyimba FC who started the round 17 in second place on the
league log slipped to 3rd after a 2-1 defeat to Warri Wolves. Gbolahan Salami opened
the scoring through a free-kick before Christian Obiozor equalized for the
People's Elephants from the penalty spot, but Abu Azeez netted the winner for
the Seasiders in the 65th minute.
Wikki Tourists got their 9th win of the season after they
edged Elkanemi Warriors 2-1. Usual suspects Mubarak Umar and Chukwudi Samuel
were on song for the Abdul Maikaba led charges. A late goal from Sunday
Adetunji sparked a likely revival for the Borno Army, but Wikki held on for an
Inconsistent Kwara United crashed one-nil to Sharks FC at
the Kwara State Stadium. A solitary strike from Christian Pyagbara delivered
the three points to the Blue Angels and a morale booster to the relegation battle
of the visitors.
Elsewhere, Nasarawa United dropped points after drawing 1-1
at home with Ifeanyi Uba FC. The Solid Miners took the lead in the 12th minute through
Esosa Igbinoba. However, petit winger Bright Onyedikachi scored a brilliant
free-kick for the visitors as the spoils was shared.
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