Enyimba Slips in Title Push as Wikki Goes Top

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Champions Enyimba wednesday slipped in their title push in the Nigeria league after they lost 3-1 at Wikki Tourists, who have now shot to top place in the standings.

The home win meant Wikki toppled Rivers United to be top on 31 points, while Enyimba slipped to third place on 30 points with a game at hand.

The result also ended the nine-game unbeaten run of Enyimba.

Enyimba fell behind at Wikki after 18 minutes when Abubakar Lawal headed past goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai off a free kick.

However, the champions drew level three minutes when Chima Akas conjured a magical free kick from the edge of the box.

It was the defender’s third goal this season.

However, home team Wikki left it late to deliver the sucker punches when Idris Guda Mohammed fired a shot from outside the box in the 88th minute to make it 2-1.

And on the stroke of 90 minutes, Godwin Obaje scored his 13th goal of the season, when he tucked away a penalty after he was upended inside the box on his way to goal.