Rivers United forced Akwa Utd to a 1-1 draw in a MD 33 encounter played at the Adokye Amiesimeka stadium in Port Harcourt.
In a high tempo game that witnessed hard tackles and intensity, Fabian Nworie tried to back pass to Ovunda, but Charles Atshimene reads well to get to the ball before Ovunda with a beautiful finish in the 53rd minute.
Bakary Bamba’s goal three minutes from time saved Rivers United from recording their first home defeat this season.
The result means, Rivers United lose their position on the log to Enyimba.
Elsewhere, Tosin Omoyele and Ruben Bala were Enyimba’s saviour as they came from behind to win 2-1 against Jigawa Golden Stars.
Sanni Bature shocked the Aba elephants with the opening goal of an Assist from Samuel Stone to send Jigawa Golden Stars into a half time lead.
Enyimba Restored parity as Rubben Bala heads in the equaliser off an assist from Orok in the 47th minute.
Substitute, Tosin Omoyele heads Obot’s cross into the bottom right to complete the comeback on the strength of a good second half performnce.
Nasarawa United remain second on the log with a one-nil win over MFM FC as Silas Nwankwo scored his 13th of the season.
Two quick goals in the space of two minutes did the magic for Kano Pillars against mid table Dakkada Fc in Kaduna.
Rabiu Ali opened scoring with a beauty as he chipped the ball over his marker to break free on goal before scoring a beauty in the 38th minute.
Two minutes later, David Ebuka popped up to score the second and keep Kano Pillars in 3rd on the NPFL table.
In Yola, Sunshine stars earned a priceless away point courtesy of a nil-all scoreline at rock bottom Adamawa United to ease their relegation worries.
Lobi Stars Coach, Kabir Dogo gave the management a good response after an ultimatum was issued based on recent poor results.
The Markurdi based team secured a 1-1 result against a Katsina United that haven’t dropped points in their last 6 home games.
Tiza Samuel scored first for Lobi stars in the 8th minute before Rasheed Ahmed equalized for Katsina United in the 33rd minute to score hos 10th of the season.
Plateau Unitedproduced the biggest result of the matchday with a four-nil whitewash of Ifeanyi Ubah.
A Long ball over the opponents defence dropped for forgotten striker, Daniel Jackson who made no error to drill the ball home as early as the fourth minute.
The trio of Oche Ochewechi 53rd minute, Muhammed Zulkifilu in the 62nd minute and, Uche Onwasoanya in the 83rd minute completed the route.
Warri Wolves continued their battle against relegation with a hard fought victory over Kwara United at the Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium.
Kwara GK Aiyenugba’s poor handling of an attempt allowed Emmanuel Ihezuo head in from the follow-up for the only goal of the game.