SPORT Wikki fail to re­gain Nige­ria league top spot

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Wikki Tourists yes­ter­day failed to re­gain lead­er­ship of the Nige­ria Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League af­ter they forced hosts Niger Tor­na­does to a 1-1 draw in Lokoja. They are now be sec­ond on the ta­ble hav­ing recorded 44 points from 26 matches, two points be­hind new lead­ers Enugu Rangers. Rivers United stayed in third place also on 44 points, but with an in­fe­rior goals dif­fer­ence to Wikki. Tor­na­does opened scor­ing through Kunle Issa af­ter 21 min­utes be­fore Charles Hen­long equalised for Wikki in the 64th minute from close range.

Rivers United were truly at home in Port Har­court when they de­feated Shoot­ing Stars 2-0 only days af­ter they elim­i­nated the Ibadan club from the Fed­er­a­tion Cup on penal­ties.

Rivers goals were scored by Ivo­rian striker Guy Kuemian and Fred­er­ick Obo­mate with Rivers State Gov­er­nor Nye­som Wike watch­ing in the stands.

In other matches, Abia War­riors piped Warri Wolves 1-0, MFM beat Heart­land 2-0 and Lobi Stars were 1-0 win­ners over vis­it­ing Plateau United.

Also yes­ter­day, Eny­imba recorded the dou­ble over ri­vals Kano Pil­lars af­ter they won 2-1 in Port Har­court Sun­day. Eny­imba also de­feated Pil­lars 2-1 in Kano in the first round of the cham­pi­onship.

Ifeanyi Anae­mena fired Eny­imba ahead in the 10th minute, but vet­eran striker Adamu Mo­hammed drew level a minute later be­fore Uche John scored the match win­ner in the 73rd minute from the penalty spot af­ter Stephen Chuk­wude was brought down in­side the box on his way to goal.

Eny­imba are now fourth on the ta­ble with 40 points, while Pil­lars are fifth on the standings with 39 points.

God­win Obaje

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