Plateau United are back on top of the table after a hard-fought 1-0 win against visiting Wikki Tourists in a matchday 17 encounter on Sunday. Plateau’s goal was scored by Reuben Bala from the penalty spot on 57 minutes following a handball inside the penalty box. Plateau are now on 31 points.MFM FC were thrashed 4-0 away to Nasarawa United. Goals from Adamu Hassan, Yinka Onaolapo, Anthonin Oussou and Abdulrahman Bashir secured the emphatic win for Nasarawa. MFM drop to third in the league table following their heavy loss to Nasarawa.
In Uyo, Akwa United defeated Shooting Stars 4-2. Friday Ubong opened the scoring on 11 minutes before a hat-trick from Alhassan Ibrahim in the 28th, 36th and 44th minute, gave Akwa a 4-0 half-time lead. Ibrahim now has nine league goals. Shooting Stars pulled a goal back through Moses James on 58 minutes. Taiwo Shittu made it 4-2 on 90 minutes but it was too little too late as Akwa held on.
Matchday 17 results:
Plateau United 1 – 0 Wikki Tourist
Nasarawa United 4 – 0 MFM FC
Akwa United 4 – 2 3SC
Enyimba 2 – 1 Enugu Rangers
El-Kanemi 1- 0 Kano Pillars
Niger Tornadoes 2 – 1 Lobi Stars
IfeanyiUbah 2 – 1 Sunshine Stars
Abia Warriors 2 – 0 ABS
Gombe 1 – 0 Rivers United
Remo Stars 1 – 0 Katsina United