The 27th week of Nigeria Premier Football League action went down yesterday in different venues all over the nation, with league leaders Enyimba extending their lead at the top with a 4-0 humbling of Daniel Amokachi’s Ifeanyi Ubah FC in Aba.
Goals from Peter Onyekachi, Andrew Abalogu, Ezekiel Bassey and Razak Aliyu, put paid to any fight the Nnewi-based club might have put up.
The six-time champions now have 52 points and hold a five-point lead at the top of the log ahead of Sunshine Stars and Wolves in second and third places, respectively, tied on 47 points.
Taraba FC continued its gradual but steady climb out of relegation waters with a 2-0 win over Sharks FC of Port Harcourt at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, thanks to goals from the marauding John Aodongu and Bishop Onyeudo.
Warri Wolves devoured Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan 4-0 in a one-sided encounter at the Warri City Stadium.
Goals from Michael Egbeta, Sikiru Alimi (a brace) and Kufre Ebong settled the encounter.
Sunshine Stars lost more pace in the race to catch Enyimba, for the first time this season, with a helpless scoreless draw with Heartland in Akure.
While Lobi Stars piped Dolphins 1-0 in Makurdi, giving Justin Ternger’s men hope of a favourable finish (thanks to Tony Okpotu again), Kwara United who lost to Nasarawa United over the weekend succumbed 0-1 to Kano Pillars (Rabiu Ali’s goal settled it) in Kano, while Nasarawa United, who got the better of them last time out, fell to Abia Warriors 0-1 (Henry Ochuba snatched one there).
Wikki Tourists strong push for third place suffered a huge blow against Rangers, no thanks to goals from Godwin Aguda and Onoriode Odah.
Bayelsa’s careless approach prevented them from having the last hurrah in the game against Giwa FC, after Charles Henlong’s spot-kick cancelled out Kadiri Samad’s first-half strike.
With the draw, Bayelsa now replace Taraba FC at the base of the log, leaving them in need of six precious points to leave relegation waters.