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Enyimba win battle of ‘elephants’ as Pillars edge Nasarawa Utd 1-0

However, Omoyele scored Enyimba’s second in the 67th minute from Anayo Iwuala’s pass to deny the hosts a share of the spoils.

Wikki Tourists suffered a 2-1 home defeat Wednesday in the hands of the more illustrious ‘elephants’, Enyimba of Aba in week 23 of the 2021 Nigeria Professional Football league, making it their second home loss in four days.

Last Sunday, Nasarawa United beat Wikki Tourists 2-1 defeat in Bauchi in a week 22 fixture, a week after the ‘Bauchi elephants’ were beaten 5-1 at Katsina United.

Although Wikki Tourists’ aim was to bounce back against Enyimba, they fell behind as early as the 15th minute when Reuben Bala turned in Tosin Omoyele’s pass for the opener before Stephen Gopey equalised for the home side in the 32nd minute.

However, Omoyele scored Enyimba’s second in the 67th minute from Anayo Iwuala’s pass to deny the hosts a share of the spoils.

In Kaduna, Auwalu Ali Malam’s goal in the 25th minute was enough to hand Pillars victory against Nasarawa United.

Pillars with 44 points have returned to the top position pending the result of tomorrow’s match between Abia Warriors and Akwa United.

In Ilorin,  title chasing Kwara United dropped points at home in a 1-1 draw with 10-man Rivers United and in Gombe, bottom of the table side, Adamawa United benefitted from Sanusi Abdulmutalib’s own goal in the 57th minute to beat Katsina United 1-0 for a third victory in the season.

At the Nest of Champions, Dakkada FC added to FC IfeanyiUbah’s relegations worries with a 2-1 victory, Warri Wolves left the relegation after a slim 1-0 win over Lobi Stars in Ozoro and Sunshine Stars winless run at home continued after they were forced to a 0-0 draw by MFM of Lagos.

The  match between Heartland and Plateau United which was postponed due to poor weather conditions and the tie between Rangers and Jigawa Stars will be played today.