22 August 2016
Wikki Tourists football club of Bauchi on Sunday returned to the top of the Nigerian Premier League table after defeating MFM FC of Lagos 2 – 1.
Two first half goals from Godwin Obaje were enough to send the Olukoya boys back to Lagos without any point.
MFM’s Austin Ogunye pulled a goal back in the second half but it was not enough to deny Wikki Tourists the maximum three points in front of their fans.
With the win, Wikki now have 53 points, two more than second-placed Enugu Rangers who are on 51 points.
In Warri, FC Ifeanyi Ubah continued their push for the league title with a vital away victory against host, Warri Wolves.
The victory powered the Anambra warriors to fourth position with 49 points, 4 points behind leaders, Wikki Tourists, which incidentally are their next opponents.
In Abeokuta, relegation-threatened Ikorodu United shook off their banishment pressure to record a slim 1 – 0 victory against Niger Tornadoes.
The Lagos-based Ikorodu United was banished to Abeokuta by the League Management Board after being charged for failure to restrict unauthorised persons from restricted areas during their NPFL Match Day 30 game against Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan.
The win was their first since the start of the second round in early June.
In Maiduguri, it was goals galore as El-Kanemi Warriors and Sunshine Stars played out a five-goal thriller. El-kanemi emerged victorious, beating Sunshine 3 – 2.
Wikki Tourists’ Godwin Obaje is the Highest Goal Scorer in the league with 16 goals at the end of Week 32.
Week 32 results
Wikki 2 – 1 MFM FC
Wolves 0 – 1 Ifeanyiubah
El-Kanemi 3 – 2 Sunshine Stars
Akwa Utd 1 – 0 Lobi
Heartland 1 – 0 3SC
Ikorodu Utd 1 – 0 Tornadoes
Kano Pillars 1 – 0 Rivers Utd
Plateau United vs Nassarawa United Monday, 22.08.2016
Abia Warriors vs Enyimba Wednesday, 07.09.2016
Author: Timilehin Boyinde
Oluwatimilehin Boyinde is a research writer and a social media strategist. A public affairs analyst, he writes about history, politics, sports, life matters and technology. He is passionate about happenings in Local and international political arenas. He is an avid Manchester United fan and an unapologetic Nigerian.