Plateau stay top, MFM edge Remo Stars
Title chasers Plateau United on Sunday again strengthened their top spot on the table with their 2-0 over Shooting Stars in Jos.
Emmanuel Odafe and Ibeh Johnson scored in the 16th and 78th minute respectively to ensure the highlanders remained at the driving seat of the Nigerian league, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The win over 3SC took the Plateau points tally to 58.
Their closest rivals MFM also bagged full points in Sagamu – in the South-West of the country – after they defeated Remo Stars 1-0 to maintain quality pressure on Plateau United. The MFM retain second spot with 55 points.
Austin Ogunye scored in the 71st minute in the Sagamu game’s only goal after the league’s leading scorer Stephen Odey dramatically missed a penalty.
In the 55th minute Odey missed the penalty kick he took twice. His goal count thus stayed at 18 after the Sunday match. Indeed Ogunye came in for Odey immediately he missed the penalty shot.
Enyimba defeated Kano Pillars 1-0. Mfon Udoh’s 71st minute penalty ensured victory for Enyimba. Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars was shown a straight red card with about 10 minutes of the game left.
Enyimba are still in the fourth spot with 50 points.
In Enugu, the game between Rangers and Rivers United was postponed to Monday following a very heavy rain.
In other games played in other venues across the country also on Sunday, ABS forced Katsina United to a 2-2 draw in Katsina; IfeanyiUbah held home team Abia Warriors to a 0-0 draw and Nasarawa United beat Niger Tornadoes 1-0 in Lafia.
Plateau United 2-0 3SC
Remo Stars 0-1 MFM
Enyimba 1-0 Kano Pillars
El-Kanemi 1-0 Akwa United
Katsina United 2-2 ABS
Abia Warriors 0-0 Ifeanyiubah
Wikki Tourist 2-1 Sunshine Stars
Nasarawa 1- 0 Niger Tornadoes
Gombe 0-0 Lobi Stars