WIKKI Tourists FC has shot to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table after beating FC IfeanyiUbah by a lone goal, yesterday. The Bauchiclub have recorded 27 points from 14 games, a point more than erstwhile leaders Sunshine
Stars, who fell at Enugu Rangers. The coach Abdul Maikabatutored team got the victory courtesy of Chukwudi Samuel’s 77th minute strike.
The first half was goalless as both teams tried themselves for size. In the 51st minute, Godwin Obaje came close for the visitors, but IfeanyiUbah’s goalkeeper Jonah saved. On the hour, Wikki Tourists changed Victor Yakubu, who could not continue due to
knock he received in the first half, with NafiuBalla. Ezuokeaba Christopher’s header only grazed the crossbar in the 65th minute
In the 80th minute, IfeanyiUbah’sElu Wilson was denied a goal as Wikki goalkeeper SaniHaliru gathered the ball. Four minutes to the end of the game, IfeanyiUbah’s Thompson wasted a big chance for an equaliser when he headed over the bar. Similarly, Enyimba continued
their impressive run as they remain unbeaten in the last seven ngames of the Nigeria league after they beat Nasarawa United 2-0
on Sunday in Aba. Enyimba now have 26 points from 14 games to go third on the table. The last game Enyimba lost was in Week 7 when they lost 2-0 to IfeanyiUbah FC. Christian Obiozor opened thenscoring with a superb volley to the roof of the net in the 12th
minute of the game to give goalkeeper Ibrahim Pius no chance. In the 50th minute, Ifeanyi George doubled Enyimba lead In the 20th minute, Obiozor set up ChinonsoOkonkwo for a goal, but he fired into Ibrahim Pius’ waiting hands. Five minutes later, Obiozor fell
down inside the 18-yard box after he rounded the goalkeeper, but the referee did not give a penalty. In the 29th minute, rampaging
Obiozor again had his sight at goal, but he headed wide off Daniel Etor’s cross.

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