The Nigeria Premier League has some surprise results
Posted: 8 June 2012 Time: 10:04 am
The battle for points among the Nigeria Premier League club sides assumed another dimension as majority of teams scored good goals to win their matches.
Rangers lost 1-0 to Kaduna United to remain on 46 points as Kano Pillars whipped Wikki Tourists 4-0 and second placed Enyimba suffered a 1-0 defeat against Sharks. Rangers retained their first position with 46 points, and Kano Pillars with the victory against Wikki Tourists moved to second also with 46 points, while Enyimba is now third with the same number of points. The Flying Antelopes are on top with superior goals difference of +15 while Pillars have usurped the Aba Millionaires to second spot with a goal difference of +13 as Enyimba have plus 10 goals. CLICK HERE for the NPL table. Rising Stars halted the unbeaten run of Shooting Stars at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado Ekiti after a precious 1-0 win. Dolphins thrashed Kwara United 4-1 at the Liberation Stadium. Emen Uduak, Ifeanyi Egwin's brace and a penalty from former youth star Omoh Ojabu accounted for the reigning league champions' victory. Kano Pillars were ruthless at home as Nasiru Ali, Eugene Obi, Rabiu Ali and Gambo Mohammed, who scored his 10th goal of the current campaign, ensured Wikki Tourists did not leave Kano with a point. Heartland continued their impressive form on the road with another deserved 1-1 draw against Abubakar Bukola Saraki at the Ilorin Township Stadium. In-form Jolly Osas got the Owerri side the first goal in the 36th minute before Abdul Bashir got his team's equalizer at halftime Jigawa Golden Stars defeated Akwa United 1-0 through a first minute goal by Bala Mohammed in Dutse as Lobi Stars stunned Warri Wolves 2-1 in Katsina Ala. Ocean Boys versus Sunshine Stars was postponed after the hosts complained to the NPL that they were robbed on their way to Benin, the venue of the match. Niger Tornadoes defeated Gombe United 2-0 with Sibi Gwar getting his 12th goal of the season. The Benue-born striker got his most valued goal in the first half of the encounter before Benedict Atule got the second to further move Tornadoes to the top half of the NPL log with 40 points. An elated Gwar informed Goal.com that he would continue to do his best until the end of the season. "I am happy to get my 12th goal but it is still a long way to the end of the season. I will do my best to win the highest goal scorer award and also help my team escape relegation," Gwar said. CLICK HERE for the NPL table.