The week 23 matches of the Glo Nigeria Professional Football League show how interesting the elite League keeps getting and fans just can not wait till when actions continue in all league match stadia in the country.
7 home wins, Two away wins, 1 draw and 28 goals in 10 matches summed up the week 23, seeing Sunshine Stars claim back the top position on the table.
Saturday Games: Enyimba Held At Bayelsa, Abia Pip El-Kanemi
Enyimba FC lost the top spot to Sunshine Stars after been held to a 1-1 draw at Oghara by Bayelsa United. Sikiru Kamal had given the Aba Elephants the lead in the first half before Raphael Onwurebe equalised for Bayelsa United to share points.
An own goal late in the match by Kabiru Adewale of El-Kanemi Warriors was all Abia Warriors needed at home to win the battle of the Warriors and claim all 3 points in front of home fans as the Umuahia boys moved up to 6th on the log.
Pillars, Sunshine Win Big
It was a weekend for the “big boys” as the Akure Gunners inspired by a Prince Aggrey hat-trick and Steven Eze’s goal thrashed Giwa FC 4-0 to leap frog Enyimba to the summit of the table. Sunshine Stars now have 43 points from 23 matches with an incredible unbeaten home record.
Kano Pillars reminded all how they won the NPFL trophies being champions for the past 3 seasons as the northerners took no prisoners against Shooting Stars winning 4-1 on Sunday. Pillars now in a hot chase to defend their title got 4 different scorers on the evening in Adamu Mohammed, Ubong Ekpai, Tony Edjomariegwe and Rabiu Ali before Ajani Ibrahim pulled one back for 3SC.
Winners On The Road
Daniel Amokachi’s first game in-charge of FC Ifeanyi Ubah is one to remember as the Anambra Warriors shocked hosts Enugu Rangers by grabbing maximum points after winning 3-2. Okereke Maduabuchi got the final goal for the Oil Money boys to smile home with 3 goal and 3 points.
Wikki Tourists continued with an impressive away record at Kwara United beating the Harmony Warriors 1-0 in Ilorin. Godwin Obaje confirmed a 4th home loss for the Ilorin-based club with his 73rd minute goal and that was all needed to get 3 points.
The Home Boys
Aniekpeno Udoh bagged a brace as Akwa United got the better of Sharks FC on Sunday evening. Bawa Aliyu made it 3 for Akwa but Christian Pyagbara had spoiled the hopes of a clean sheet from the penalty spot earlier in the match. It all ended 3-1 in the Nest of Champions.
Both Port Harcourt clubs had a bad day as Dolphins FC also lost to Warri Wolves 1-0 in Delta. Egwuekwe Azubuike took advantage of his height to nod home the winner in the game.
Relegation battlers, Nasarawa United saw of 10-men Heartland FC 2-0 in Lafia, while FC Taraba despite winning the first half at Lobi Stars lost 2-1 after conceding two second half goals..