Former champions Kano Pillars suffered a dent to their title hopes after suffering  a 4-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan on Sunday.

The Gbenga Ogunbote side raced into a 2 goal lead through strikes from Ifegwu Ojukwu  and  Ibrahim Ajani‎. Sunday Adetunji added a brace after the interval, his 9th and 10th goals of the current NPFL season. It was a deserved home win for the Ibadan club and a measure of revenge for the Oluyole Warriors after they were humiliated by the four-time Nigeria champions in the first round of the season. Title hopefuls Rivers United have gone joint top after a straightforward 2-0 win over Plateau United courtesy goals from a Bernard

In other NPFL Matchday 33 games, Title hopefuls Rivers United went  joint top of the league with Wikki Tourists after a straightforward 2-0 win over Plateau United with goals from a Bernard Ovoke penalty and Daniel Israel strike.

League leaders Wikki Tourists suffered a dent to their title challenge with a demoralising 1-0 defeat to hosts FC IfeanyiUbah due to Jimoh Oni’s 70th minute strike‎. Nasarawa United also saw off  title hopefuls Enugu Rangers 1-0 as Philip Azango scored the only goal of the game to hand his side the win. Niger Tornadoes strengthen their resolve to beat the drop with a 2-0 win over Continental challengers Lobi stars courtesy goals from Kunle Issa and a Solomon Owello penalty.

Lagos club Ikorodu United are running out of time in the bid to avoid relegation as they were held to a 1-1 draw by visitors El-Kanemi Warriors. Samuel Matthias was on target for the Maiduguri-based outfit while Olasupo Adeyemi got a late equalizer for the home side. The relegation battle between MFM FC and Abia Warriors was delayed by a day following heavy rain in Lagos which made the pitch at the Agege Stadium unplayable.

The match will now be played by 8am Monday at the same venue.

Matchday 33 Results:

3SC 4-0 Kano Pillars

Enyimba 2-1 Akwa Utd

Ikorodu United 1-1 El-Kanemi

Niger Tornadoes 2-0 Lobi Stars

FC IfeanyiUbah 1-0 Wikki Tourists

Nasarawa United 1-0 Enugu Rangers

Rivers United 2-0 Plateau United

NPFL Standings (Top 4):

1. Wikki Tourists 53 points

2. Rivers United 53 points

3. FC IfeanyiUbah 52 points

4. Enugu Rangers 51 points

NPFL Standings (Bottom 4):

17. Warri Wolves 38 points

18. MFM 37 points

19. Ikorodu United 23 points

20. Giwa FC 14 points


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