El Kanemi batter Heartland, Rivers, Sunshine win

El Kanemi Warriors on Sunday had a massive win against struggling side, Heartland with a 3-0 win in the Nigeria Premier League. The win has taken the Maiduguiri based team to the 17th spot on the top-flight log against the 19th position prior to the clash.

The match was played at the El Kanemi Warriors Sports Stadium in Maiduguri.

Former Heartland forward, Bello Kofarmata got the Maiduguri side in front in the 35th minute from the penalty spot while a brace from Anthony Yeful in the 50th and 75th minute completed the routing that consigned the Owerri side to the bottom on the log.

In some other centres, Rivers United moved up to the second spot on the table with a 1-0 win over Nasarawa United at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.

Sochuma Elum scored the match winner for the Pride of Rivers in the first minute of the encounter.

Abia Warriors and Katsina United played 1-1 at the Umuahia Township Stadium. Samson Obi scored the match opener for the Warriors in the 16th minute while Joshua Agboola even scores for the Chanji Boys in the 39th minute.

Sunshine Stars edged visitors, Wikki Tourists, 2-1 at the Akure Township Stadium.

Wikki got the match opener off the foot of Abubakar Umaru in the 3rd minute while Sikiru Alimi equalised for the Owena Waves and Franklin Sasere grabbed the winner in the 72nd minute.

Former champions, Enugu Rangers played a goalless draw with top-flight newcomers, Kwara United at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.


Rivers Utd 1-0 Nasarawa Utd

Abia Warriors 1-1 Katsina Utd

El Kanemi 3-0 Heartland

Sunshine 2-1 Wikki Tourists

Rangers 0-0 Kwara Utd

Go Round 1-1 Tornadoes