Enugu Rangers trounced visiting Akwa United 3-0 to go back on top of the Nigeria league on Sunday.
Rangers have now returned to the summit of the standings with 14 points from seven matches, while erstwhile leaders MFM FC fell 1-0 at Heartland.
Bobby Clement put Rangers in front after half an hour courtesy of an assist by Bright Esieme.
Former Heartland ace Tope Olusesi doubled Rangers lead seven minutes into the second half with an assist by Chisom Egbuchulam.
Egbuchulam then turned from provider to scorer in the 73rd minute, when he found the back of the net from a well-taken free kick.
Egbuchulam was voted man of the match by journalists covering the game.
Elsewhere, Niger Tornadoes lost their early lead to go down1-2 to hosts, Wikki Tourists at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS) in Bauchi.
Ismaila Gata scored the match opener for the newly promoted side but striker Mubarak Umar’s brace ensured the Bauchi side picked the whole three points at stake.
The defeat leaves Tornadoes on seven points from possible 21 in the seven-week old Nigerian top flight.
Despite the defeat, Tornadoes’ Head Coach, Abdul Usman Biffo, insisted that he was not going to give up on the search for away points in the ongoing top flight season.
Biffo said it’s becoming unacceptable how careless mistakes have cheated his side of deserving away points in the ongoing league season.
“Well, that’s football we took the lead only to concede two goals to the opponents, Wikki Tourists.
“It’s becoming unacceptable how little errors keep cheating us of well deserved points on the road.
“We remain undaunted the search for away win will continue and I have this inner confidence that in the next three or four matches the jinx will be broken.
“The players are getting better and stronger I believe their orientation will soon change for the better.
“Wikki Tourists are clearly the better side on matchday and ably deserved the hard fought victory.
“I praise my players, too they played well to at least deserve a point in the encounter but we will keep the fight on till we get it 100 per cent right,” said the former Giwa FC coach to supersport.com.
MATCH DAY 7
Ikorodu Utd 1-2 Giwa FC
El Kanemi 2-1 IfeanyiUbah
Heartland 1-0 MFM FC
Rangers 3-0 Akwa Utd
Plateau Utd 2-1 Lobi
Wikki 2-1 Tornadoes
3SC 1-0 Rivers Utd