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NPFL: Wikki back on top as Ikorodu beat Tornadoes

Warri Wolves tasted defeat at home after their 1-0 defeat to Nigeria Professional ‎Football League (NPFL) big spenders FC IfeanyiUbah at the Warri Township Stadium, which put them in dreaded relegation zone.

Chijioke Alakwe scored the only goal, off an Elu Wilson cross in the 36th minute. Wikki Tourists moved ahead of title rivals Enugu Rangers at the top of the table following a slim 2-1 win over visiting Lagos club MFM FC courtesy of goals from Joshua Obaje while Joshua Oguneye got the consolation goal for the away side at the Abubabakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi.

Lagos side, Ikorodu United started on a good note at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta with a last-gasp Adeshina Oduntan winner against visiting Niger Tornadoes‎ in a 1-0 win on Sunday. Also at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, former league winners Kano Pillars defeated title contenders Rivers United by the same 1-0 scoreline with former Super Eagles striker Gambo Mohammed getting the only goal of the game in the 23rd minute off an Adamu Mohammed assist.

Heartland FC of Owerri climed out of the drop zone after their 1-0 win over Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), at home through Emeka Atuloma’s 10th minute strike, while Federation Cup champions Akwa United also recorded a 1-0 win over Lobi Stars at home courtesy of Babangida Hassan’s 21st minute strike.

At the Maidiguri Township Stadium in Borno, El-kanemi Warriors edged out continental hopefulsSunshine Stars 3-2 in what was a five-goal thriller. Hussaini Bata got a brace for the home side to lead his team to victory in addition to Taye Isiaka (OG), while Samad Kadiri and Alaba Adeniyi got the goals for the away side.

Matchday 32 Results:

Wikki Tourists 2-1 MFM FC
Warri Wolves 0-1 FC IfeanyiUbah
Kano Pillars 1-0 Rivers United
Akwa United 1-0 Lobi Stars
Heartland 1-0 3SC
Ikorodu United 1-0 Niger Tornadoes
El-kanemi Warriors 3-2 Sunshine Stars
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