Plateau United regained leadership of the NPFL today after they trounced lowly Adamawa United 5-0, while there were crucial home wins for FC Ifeanyiubah, Wikki Tourists and Kano Pillars.
Ibrahim Mustapha netted a brace with Oche Ochowechi, Uche Onwuasoanya and Abba Umar also on the scoreboard for Plateau United to win comfortably in front of their fans in Jos.
They now have 28 points from 16 matches, ahead on goals difference of Lobi Stars, who were held to a scoreless draw at home by Dakkada FC.
Enugu Rangers won for the second straight week when they beat regional rivals Abia Warriors 3-1.
They are now 16th on the table on 15 matches.
Champions Enyimba now languish in the relegation zone after they suffered their second straight loss when they fell 2-0 at Ifeanyubah.
They are 17th on the table with 15 points.
Jigawa Golden Stars, Adamawa United and Nasarawa United are the other teams in the drop zone.
*RESULTS OF MD 16 IN THE NPFL*
*Wikki 2-1 MFM*
Promise Damala 18’, Olushola Ajala 45+1’ – Izuchukwu Chimezie 47’
*Kwara Utd 0-0 Sunshine Stars*
*Kano Pillars 2-0 Akwa Utd*
Nyima Nwagua 76’, Rabiu Ali 79’
*FC Ifeanyiubah 2-0 Enyimba*
Uche Sebastine 37’ , Ikenna Cooper 66’
*Plateau Utd 5-0 Adamawa Utd*
Ibrahim Mustapha 18’, 40’ Oche Ochowechi 25’, Uche Onwuasoanya 65’, Abba Umar 90’
*Rangers 3-1 Abia Warriors*
Ibrahim Olawoyin 7’, Ifeanyi George 41’, 69’ – Lukman Bello 12’
*Heartland 0-0 Katsina Utd*
*Lobi 0-0 Dakkada*