MD 10 Review: 'The Pride of Benue' Over 'the Peoples’ Elephants'

 
By JOHN PAUL NNAMDI
 
 
 
 
 
Plateau United coach, Kennedy Boboye, suffered his second loss of the season in Nnewi and the first defeat against FC Ifeanyi Ubah.
 
It was a match day Remo Stars turned out to be the only team to grab an away point when they held Shooting to a 1-1 draw.
 
Come on! Sikiru Olatumbosu’s goal against Rangers should be in line as one of the best goal of the season, in Nigeria, if not the world.
 
 
The Pick:
 
Lobi Stars vs Enyimba International
 
Lobi Stars, through Tony Okpotu, equalized in the 54th minutes after Ismaila Gata had given the visitors the lead in the first half.
 
With Godwin Uwua still suspended, the Pride of Benue was able to snatch a slim victory over former champions, Enyimba.
 
Gbenga Ogunbote had some of his top shots back to action.
 
The likes of Dare Ojo, Ifeanyi Anaemena, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu & Kelly Kester recovered from injury and even made the starting eleven.
 
Their weight, though, could not suppress the host.
 
With one game in hand, Enyimba seat on the 6th place of the log with 14 points, and despite the victory, Lobi are 9th having managed to pick 13 points from 10 games.
 
 
Other Results
 
It was a failed attempt for Rivers United as they couldn't earn any point at Sunshine Stars.
 
Rivers United held on until the 38th minute when Aya Saka popped up to score from a rare chance.
 
With two outstanding games, the table is not looking fair for United who are on the 14th position on the log.
 
At the Agage Stadium, on Friday night, Sikiru Olatumbosu gifted the world of football a distinct flick that
will make the headline for weeks as he opened the score line against Rangers.
 
The game ended 2-1 as Steven Odey raise his goal tally to six and then Bobby Clement recorded the only goal for the visitor.
 
Abia Warriors’ short trip to Uyo could not yield any valid fruit.
 
Abdul Maikaba lads’ sent their visitors back home empty handed as it ended 3-1 at the Nest of Champions.
 
Remo Stars held Shooting Stars to a 1-1 draw in Ibadan. The point could not really salvage the visitors from the base of the log.
 
Shooting Stars too are struck in relegation murky waters.
 
Former Enyimba skipper, Chinedu Udoji opened his goals account for Kano Pillars as Masu Gida defeated Katsina United 1-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, while ABS stunned Wikki Tourists 1-0 in Ilorin.
 
Gombe United also lost to Niger Tornadoes in Minna. The game ended in a similar score line: 1-0.
 
Kennedy Boboye left Nnewi empty handed after Prince Aggrey converted a penalty kick to give FC Ifeanyi Ubah victory over Plateau United in a much-heated game.
 
For the uptenth time, the Nigeria Professional Football League witnessed the presence of two brothers, playing against each other. Godwin Obaje starred for aFC Ifeanyi Ubah, while Joshua Obaje featured for Plateau United.
 
 
Match Day 10 Results
 
ABS                 1-0       Wikki
 
 
Pillars               1-0       Katsina
Lobi                 2-1       Enyimba
FCIU                1-0       Plateau
Tornadoes       1-0       Gombe
El-Kanemi        2-0       Nasarawa
Sunshine         1-0       Rivers
MFM                2-1       Rangers
3SC                 1-1       Remo Stars
Akwa Utd         3-1       Abia Warriors
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