Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) defeated Niger Tornadoes 2-1 in their Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 18 clash at the Lekan Salami Stadium on Sunday.
The Oluyole Warriors’ Sunday Faleye scored the match opener before Togolese import Emmanuel Assiri grabbed the winner in the 84th minute to hand the side the three points, while attacking winger Wilfred Ammeh scored the consolation for the Minna outfit.
Elsewhere, goals from Austine Ogunye, Sikiru Olatunbosun and Stephen Odey in the 19th, 29th and 45th minutes respectively sealed a 3-0 win against El-kanemi for MFM who are now top in the league table on 33 points.
In the presence of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, who was there at the Agege Stadium, Odey scored with a penalty, and has now scored 14 league goals for MFM this season.
At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano Pillars suffered their first home defeat of the season following a 1-0 loss to Akwa United. Christian Pyagbara scored the only goal of the game in the 19th minute.
After the match, Kano fans resorted to violence, invading the pitch and chasing the match officials off with dangerous objects, while Akwa United players and officials had to hide in the dressing room under heavy police protection.
The other matchday 18 fixtures saw Sunshine edge Remo Stars 1-0 in Akure; ABS beat Nasarawa 1-0 at home, Katsina United edged Enyimba 2-1, Lobi were held to a 0-0 draw at home by IfeanyiUbah, Gombe lost 3-1 away to Wikki Tourist, while Rivers United pipped visiting Abia Warriors 1-0.
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