Lagos - There were goals galore in the match-day 21 of the
Glo Premier League on Wednesday evening.
The nine games produced 28 goals and eight home victories
but the late drama in Ibadan was the most exciting of all.
A brace from Nojeem Olukokun handed Shooting Stars the
victory despite the fact that Godwin Obaje scored the first goal of the game
for Wikki Tourists. Shooting Stars have now taken 29 points from a possible 63
so far in the 21-week old league season.
It completes a bad week for Wikki Tourists who drew on
Sunday at home to Heartland and only arrived Ibadan late Tuesday night due to
the fault developed by their bus on their way to the match venue.
Nasarawa United emerged victorious in a six-goal thriller
against Elkanemi Warriors at the Lafia Township Stadium. Elkanemi Warriors
scored in the first half through Audu Abraham and Mustapha Ibrahim, while Esosa
Igbinoba and Thomas Zenke were on song for the Solid Miners as the first 45
minutes ended two-nil. Further goals from Abdulbasit Shittu and Igbinoba handed
the maximum points at stake to the home team.
Also read: News24’s Glo Premier League Team of the Week 20
It was a much more one-sided affair in Makurdi as Lobi Stars
eased past Bayelsa United with a 3-0 success, thanks to a penalty strike from
Anthony Okpotu and brace netted by in-form attacking midfielder Enokela
Warri Wolves realised their hopes of winning the league
title as a brace from Gbolahan Salami and one goal from Ikechukwu Ibenegbu
secured a 3-0 victory over FC Ifeanyi Uba.
Re-branded Kwara United showed fighting spirit as they
fought back to edge Dolphins FC 2-1 at the Kwara State Stadium.
Omo Johnson silenced the passionate Ilorin fans with a fine
finish but the Harmony Warriors replied through splendid strikes from Abubakar
Yusuf and Dare Ojo.
Onoriode Odah was on target as Rangers pipped a stubborn FC
Taraba team one-nil in Enugu.
Champions Kano Pillars continued their resurgence under
Mohammed Baba Ganaru with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Heartland FC at the
Sani Abacha Stadium.
Babangida Hassan profited from a defensive blunder to put
the Naze Millionaires on the front seat. However, the hosts replied through
Azeez Shobowale and a second half penalty from Rabiu Ali.
Abia Warriors proved strong customers at home with a 2-0 win
against Giwa FC courtesy of a double bagged by Chisom Chikatara.
Elsewhere, the match between Akwa United and Enyimba FC
ended in a thrilling two-all draw.
the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us
on Twitter and like our Facebook page.