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Wikki Tourists edge Enyimba, Rangers held to draw as MFM regain top spot​

​Wikki Tourists edge Enyimba, Rangers held to draw as MFM regain top spot​

​Embattled Nigeria Professional Football League side ​Wikki Tourists grabbed a late goal to beat Enyimba 1-0​ in the matchday 16 clash at the ​Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS) in Bauchi on Wednesday.

The only goal of the game was scored by Victor Alegbe who headed in from a corner in the 85th minute.

​But reigning champions of the NPFL, Rangers International, continued their poor run this season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Remo Stars.​

The Flying Antelopes got ahead after Daniel Etor scored in the 14th minute, but Remo equalized in the 50th minute through Ekene Awazie in the tie that held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

​Elsewhere, the League’s leading goal scorer, ​​​Stephen Odey​,​ scored his 13th league goal of the season ​to help​ MFM FC regain​ the top ​spot ​of the table ​with 30 points ​after ​they defeated Abia Warriors ​2-1 ​at Agege Stadium​.​

Odey opened scoring in the fourth minute,​ with ​Olatunbosun doubling​ MFM’s lead on ​the half hour mark​; but couldn’t get the clean sheet as an 84th​-​minute​ ​goal ​by​ Sunday Adetunji ​consoled the​ Abia​ side​.

​Read Also: ​Wikki Tourists hopeful of a win against Enyimba to ease tension​

​In the other ties of Wednesday, Rivers United were held to goalless draw by Plateau United, IfeanyiUbah defeated Niger Tornadoes 1-0, Sunshine Stars beat Katsina United 2-0, Kano Pillars drew 1-1 with Nassarawa United, as ABS were held to a 1-1 draw by Gombe United.

​Full results of ​NPFL Matchday 16 ​on Wednesday:

Wikki Tourists 1 – 0 Enyimba

Kano Pillars 1-1 Nasarawa United

​​MFM 2 – 1 Abia Warriors

Enugu Rangers 1-1 Remo​ Stars

​IfeanyiUbah 1-0 Niger Tornadoes

Sunshine Stars 2-0 Katsina United

Rivers United 0 – 0 Plateau United

3SC 1-0 El Kanemi

ABS 1-1 Gombe United

 

 

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