Udoji inches Enyimba closer to NPFL title

Chinedu Udoji was the match winner for six-time champions Enyimba in the 1-0 victory over relegation-haunted Kwara United as the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) entered match day 35.

Udoji’s goal, which arrived on 22 minutes off an Ezekiel Bassey corner, means Enyimba took the spoils which now brings the total number of points amassed by the Peoples Elephant to 65 from 35 matches.

Giwa FC are on the coattails of Enyimba FC after they won in thrilling fashion against Wikki Tourists at the Rwang Pam Stadium.

The Jos-based club twice clawed back a goal deficit before winning the rip-roaring contest by the odd goal in five.

Giwa FC thus climbed two places on the log and now sit in second place on the general classification with 60 points from 35 matches.

Obomate Frederick hit a superb brace as Sharks came from a goal down to beat Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) 2-1 in Port Harcourt.

The Blue Angels continue to look increasingly likely to avoid the drop as the win saw them leap-frog Lobi Stars to occupy 15th place on the standings with 42 points from 35 matches.

Lobi will however overtake Sharks if they defeat Warri Wolves at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi on Thursday.

Akwa United kept their noses above water with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Sunshine Stars at the Nest of Champions in Uyo, while Dolphins stay in the drop zone despite winning 2-0 over El-Kanemi Warriors at the Port Harcourt Liberation Stadium.

Bayelsa United defeated Abia Warriors 1-0 in Oghara but still look certain candidates for relegation with three more round of fixtures still to navigate.

An Ifeanyi Ede penalty just before the half hour guaranteed maximum points for FC Ifeanyiubah who won 1-0 against Heartland in Nnewi.

Champions Kano Pillars came from a goal down to beat Enugu Rangers 2-1 at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano. Rangers finished the game with 10 men following the marching orders handed to midfielder Emeka Eze.

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