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Wolves Ends Enyimba’s Unbeaten Run

Posted: Jul 13, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Steve Oma-Ofozor  Lagos

Goals from Super Eagles Gbolaham Salami and Abu Azziz were all Warri Wolves needed to end Enyimba of Aba nine-match unbeaten run at the Warri Township Stadium on Sunday in one of the Glo Premier League Week 17 fixtures.

The Salami opened scores for the Seasiders at 41 minutes as the Aba giants responded three minutes later through spot kick by Christian Obiozor.

However, the Warri side determined to bounce back into the reckoning in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) after strings of poor results, hit back at the 65 minute via Azziz strike to seal victory for Wolves.

In the same vein, NPFL defending champions, Kano Pillars, got its pathetic situation deepened by a lone defeat at Akwa United Nest Of Champions, Uyo.

Only over the weekend during the Federation Cup Round of 16, Enyimba that was runner up in 2013/2014 NPFL and Pillars were sent packing from the competition by lowly Nigerian National League (NNL) sides, Remo Stars and Plateau United in that order

Invariably, Sunshine Stars of Akure did not disappoint at home to maintain top position on the league table with 2-0 defeat of Bayelsa United.

At the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu Rangers bounced back from Week 16 away defeat at Akwa United to thrash Lobi Stars of Makurdi 3-1.

Similarly in Ibadan, Shooting Stars consolidated its rescheduled Week 7 victory over Wolves with emphatic 3-0drubbing of Giwa FC of Jos.

The victory however, justifies itsdefeat over Wolves in the rescheduled encounter to which has put the match officials of the game under the League Management Company’s interest list.

What seemed to be the upset of the Week 17 was bottom placed Sharks of Port Harcourt 1-0 win at Kwara United.

The goal came through Christian Pyangbara in the 24th minutes as hopes to restore parity for Kwara was dashed by Dare Ojo’s 41 minute penalty miss.

At Lafia, FC Ifeanyiubabah gained a vital away point against Nasarawa United, While Heartland hammered Dolphins 3-1 at Rojenny, Oba, Anambra State and Wikki maintained its impressive run with a 2-1 over El Kanemi to leapfrog to the second position on the table.