SPORT Wikki fail to regain Nigeria league top spot
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.