Kano Pillars went top of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, table for the first time this season after they narrowly beat Sunshine Stars 1-0 in the week 12 fixture played yesterday at the Ahmadu Bello stadium Kaduna.
Warri Wolves inflicted more pain on Rivers United following their loss to Enyimba in the Confederations Cup when they squeezed past the ‘pride of Rivers’ 1-0 for their 4th win of the season.
Nyima Nwagua struck in the 9th minute to take the ‘Masu Gida’ boys to first position with 23 points, after Enyimba FC and Kwara United shared the spoils with their both opponents on home soil.
Akwa United came from behind to draw 1-1 with Enyimba in a very tough duel, while Kwara United also had to fight back to draw 1-1 with Abia Warriors in Ilorin.
Victory for Enyimba would have taken them back to first position but Akwa United’s substitute David Philip denied them the chance when he tapped in Charles Atshimene’s knockdown in the 4th minute of second half added time.
In Ilorin, Alao Danbani rescued a point for the the ‘Afonja Warriors’ when his goal cancelled out Mustapha Jibrin’s 66th minute goal in the 5th minute of added time.
Daily Trust reported that, former Kano Pillars striker, Adamu Hassan was the man of the Match at Lafia township stadium where his two goals in the 58th and 85th minute plus Ikenna Ofor’s 10th minute strike handed Nasarawa United a comfortable 3-0 win over FC IfeanyiUbah.
Furthermore, there were also home victories for Plateau United who thrashed Jigawa Stars 3-0 in Jos and 10-man Wikki Tourists who turned back Rangers 2-1 in a fixture filled with several temperaments.
The remaining games for week 12 will be decided today as Katsina United battle MFM in Katsina, Heartland to face Dakkada in Okigwe, as Adamawa United will be looking for their first win of the season against Lobi Stars.