Wikki Tourists Back on Top of NPFL

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Wikki Tourists are back on top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table after they forced hosts Warri Wolves to a 1-1 draw yesterday.
They now have 43 points from 25 matches, same as Enugu Rangers, but enjoy a far better goals difference.
Rivers United remain in third place with 41 points after a 1-0 home win against Niger Tornadoes, while Kano Pillars are now fourth on the back of a 3-0 win against Lobi Stars.
Wikki looked like they had suffered yet another slip in the title chase as they were losing 1-0 at Wolves after a 32nd minute goal by Ewenike Achibi, but on the stroke of full time Idris Guda drew them level.
In the 88th minute, Wolves were reduced to 10 men after Shedrack Oghali was given his second booking.
In Sunday’s other matches, Shooting Stars came from a goal down to beat Nasarawa United 2-1,hosts Ikorodu United were held to a 1-1 draw by FC IfeanyIUbah and Plateau United were pegged back by Akwa United.
Earlier on Saturday, Heartland beat champions Enyimba 1-0 in an ‘Oriental Derby’ courtesy of a stoppage time winner by striker Bright Ejike.
The keenly contested encounter was heading for a goalless draw before Ejike slotted home a penalty after skipper Chinedu Udoji fouled inside his box for Enyimba to suffer their eighth loss of the season.
Ojevwe Akpoveta’s 69th minute goal for Heartland was cancelled for offside.
Enyimba remain fourth on the table with 37 points from 23 matches, while Heartland eased their relegation fears by moving up to 16th place on the table with 29 points.
In Saturday’s other Nigeria league game, El Kanemi defeated MFM FC 3-1.
Mathias Samuel, Hussaini Bata and Daniel Japhet scored for El Kanemi, while Nelson Kenedium scored for MFM.
El Kanemi thus toppled MFM from ninth place with 34 points.
RESULTS
Wolves 1-1 Wikki
Rivers Utd 1-0 Tornadoes
Kano Pillars 3-0 Lobi
Ikorodu Utd 1-1 IfeanyiUbah
3SC 2-1 Nasarawa Utd
Plateau Utd 1-1 Akwa Utd