With six games to the end of the season, Akwa United has extended their lead to five points at the top of the NPFL table courtesy of a 1-0 win over rivals Enyimba of Aba.
The top of the table clash was destined for a draw until former league top scorer, Mfon Udoh was hacked down on his way to score.
Charles Atshimene stepped up to score from the spot in the 89th minute, his 12th of the season.
Nasarawa United maintain in second spot despite losing 2-1 at Nnewi with ten men. Nonso Nzediegwu chest traps inside the box and scores, assisted by Evans Ogbonda for the first goal.
A trademark free kick from over 30 yards out from Chigozie Obasi with FCIU GK Sharp Uzoigwe with no answer to it in the 34th minute gaved Nasarawa a lifeline.
Substitute Uzochukwu Ifejiofor with a solo effort as he ghosts pass three midfielders and finishes off brilliantly from a struck effort just outside the box in the 71st minute to earn FC Ifeanyi Ubah a precious 3 points.
Kano Pillars dropped from third to fourth after losing 1-0 to Sunshine Stars.
Sadeeq Yusuf forces home a low drive to hand Sunshine stars a well-deserved 1-0 win, their second in a row to keep the Owena waves out of the relegation zone for the second weekend.
Godwin Aguda was the villian and hero as Rivers United climbed to third from sixth after a come from behind 2-1 win over relegation threatened Warri Wolves.
Aguda missed a penalty to restore parity with Michael Uweru in goal for Wolves making a crucial save.
The former Enugu Rangers midfielder later redeemed himself after he nodded home from close range off a cross by Onjah.
Adamawa United proved book makers wrong at the Aper Aku Stadium as they almost ended the 12 match home winning streak of Lobi Stars in a Matchday 32 of the NPFL 2020/2021.
Nnamdi Mejuobi’s 33′ strike from Ebube Duru’s cross accounted for the only goal of the match for Lobi Stars.
Rangers International F.C, Sunday inside the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu, maintained its chase of the front runners on the log with a 2-1 victory over Wikki Tourists in a match day 32 fixture.
Godspower Tower Aniefiok scored within the first minute of play as he connected an Ibrahim Olawoyin’ inviting cross with a powerful header exactly on 48 seconds of the game, his 7th of the season.
Rangers’ ‘Kid on the Block’, Ugochukwu Ugwuoke scored the second for the host with a sublime finish on 19 minutes after receiving a pass from Kenechukwu Agu inside the opponent’ half and dribbled his way through a sea of tackling legs to shot past the sprawling hands of Alladoun.
A Nazifi cross was scrambled into an open net by Ernest Governor for an own-goal and Wikki’s only goal of the game.
Chief coach of Rangers, Mbwas Mangut said after the encounter, “It was a very good and entertaining match and most importantly, we got the victory we needed. No doubt, the return of our players from national team assignment helped a lot today even when those that did the job in their absence also did well.