27th October, 2014
The battle for the title in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is now looking like a three-horse race.
Champions, Kano Pillars as well as Enyimba and Warri Wolves are certain to take this season’s campaign down to the wires following their results in the premier division on Sunday.
Wolves were the first to score on match day through Ikechukwu Ibenegbu in the 14th minute of their game at Sharks, and temporarily led the standings by two points.
In Kano, the champions went ahead against El-Kanemi through Ubong Ekpai in the 25th minute but Ifeanyi Matthew ensured it was level-pegging again two minutes later as scores stood at 1-1.
Adamu Hassan restored the lead of Kano Pillars on the half hour mark as they returned to the top of the pile again by a point lead.
But the story was different for six-time champions, Enyimba, as they fell 0-1 at relegated Nembe City who got their lead on the stroke of half time through Okiki Musampa Onomuefe.
Things stood that way for the top-three in terms of the scorelines with Mfon Udoh missing a spot kick that should have given Enyimba a lifeline just past the hour mark.
But Udoh made amends in the 78th minute when he levelled score for Enyimba at City, but the People’s Elephant were still in second spot.