Nigeria league champions Rangers of Enugu continued their shaky start to their title defense as they were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Niger Tornadoes at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium on Sunday.
Godwin Aguda put the hosts in front five minutes before the break but then Chidiebere Ajoku equalised for Tornadoes with seconds to go to the interval. The visitors grew in confidence in the second half and resisted Rangers’ half-hearted late pressure to secure their first point away from home this term.
In Lagos MFM FC defeated Kano Pillars 1-0 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.
Substitute Waheed Adebayo put the Olukoya Boys ahead after converting a cross he had received from Stanley Okrom with his head in 68 minutes. It was a match Kano Pillars took control of in first half, but MFM found their feet after the break, and won the second forty-five minutes.
Coach of Pillars, Kadiri Ihana (MON) said after the match, “It was a good match, even though we lost. Both sides played well and the crowd enjoyed the game.”
Katsina United drew 1-1 at home against Akwa United. Al Hassan Ibrahim had given Akwa United the lead in 43 minutes, after receiving the assist from Christian Pyagbara, before Kingsley Eleje of Katsina United headed in a Lawal Tasiu corner two minutes into the second half.
Wikki Tourist defeated IfeanyiUbah 3-1 in Bauchi. Prince Aggreh had put the Anambra side on five minutes, before Jonathan Richard equalized curling the ball past Ikechukwu Ezenwa on 35 minutes. Jonathan Richard scored on 39 minutes to put Wikki ahead, before Idris Guda finished it up for Wikki on 78 minutes.
ABS 2-0 3SC
Rivers 0-0 Lobi Stars
Wikki 3-1 IfeanyiUbah
Rangers 1-1 Tornadoes
Remo Stars 2-0 El Kanemi
Enyimba 2-1 Nasarawa United
Plateau Utd 2-1 Abia Warriors
Gombe United 2-1 Sunshine Stars
MFM 1-0 Kano Pillars
Katsina United 1-1 Abia Warriors