Defending champions, Enyimba has continued its resurgence after defeating Lobi Stars by a lone goal in the Match Day 11 of the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) at the Enyimba Stadium.
Both teams kicked off the game with caution while creating goal scoring opportunities.
In the 47th minute, the ‘Aba Warriors’ were given a lifeline as Chijioke Mbaoma converted the penalty kick to lead by halftime.
Sunshine Stars couldn’t find a way to get at least a point as they lost their first away game after three away games.
In another game, Bendel Insurance have ensured that they remain unbeaten at home as they defeated now-deposed table toppers, Lobi Stars.
It was a feisty affair at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium as both teams evenly match each other, creating chances.
However, the ‘Benin Arsenal’ finally got the breakthrough in the 95th minute through Junior Osaghae to earn a vital win over Lobi Stars of Makurdi.
Lobi Stars who prior to the game topped the table saw they were about losing the spot put everything they had to restore parity but all their efforts were thwarted by a resolute defence line.
Doma United have continued their impressive form following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Niger Tornadoes at the Pantami Stadium.
The ‘Savannah Tigers’ as Doma United is known have now remained undefeated in the last seven games.
Nelson Abiam in the 47th minute scored the only goal of the game to move top of the table.
Following this victory, Kingdom Osayi has gone 630 minutes of action gained seven consecutive games without conceding a goal for Doma United.
In Uyo, Akwa United were held to a 1-1 draw by Kwara United. Uche Collins scored from the penalty spot for Akwa United in the 43rd minute but two minutes later, Sad’eeq Yusuf Ahmat equalised as both teams shared the spoils of war.
Meanwhile, action continues today as Gombe United welcome Kano Pillars while Bayelsa United welcome Abia Warriors.
Remo United will play host to Plateau United while Shooting Stars will trade tackles with Heartland. Sporting Lagos will be home as Katsina United but the game between Enugu Rangers and Rivers United has been postponed due to the latter’s continental engagements.