Sunshine Stars Sunday ended a nine-match unbeaten run of NPL leaders Enugu Rangers with a 2-0 home win in Ijebu-Ode.
However, Rangers stayed top of the table on 26 points as closest rivals Enyimba faltered after they fell 1-0 at Niger Tornadoes on Saturday.
Last season’s runners-up Sunshine Stars took the lead through a 55th minute penalty scored by team captain Godfrey Oboabona, before on-form striker Dele Olorundare made it 2-0 in the 78th minute to take the game beyond the visitors.
Olorundare expressed delight with his personal form.
“I am very happy that I am in good form now. I hope to keep doing that so I can help my team reach the level we want to be,” the hustling striker told MTNFootball.com
“I will keep working hard. My confidence has increased now and I am sure I will get better with more games.”
Warri Wolves beat Kwara United 2-0 at home with goals in either half by Uche Ossai and new signing Augustine Abutu.
Kwara United coach Tunde Sanni blasted the referee for helping the home team to win.
“The referee was part of the home team, he helped them to beat us,” said a very disappointed Sanni.
Hosts ABS FC recorded a 1-0 win over Rising Stars.
ABS were rescued by their latest goal machine Stone Evbuomwan, who netted the only goal of the game in the 53rd minute.
ABS media officer said: “It was a tough game and that reflected in the outcome. Our boys really fought hard for this victory and I am saying categorically that we deserved it.”
At the U.J. Essuene Stadium in Calabar, Akwa United recorded a resounding 3-1 victory over Gombe United.
Haruna Babalo, Musa Najere and Ekpai provided the goals for Akwa United.
In the earlier match at the same venue, Heartland pipped 3SC 1-0.
New signing Emmanuel Amaefule gave Heartland the maximum three points with his 37th minute goal.
At the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenegoa, Ocean Boys beat visiting Wikki Tourists 2-1.
Ocean Boys goals came from Collins Nwaneri and Raphael Iwerebe in the 38th and 87th minutes respectively.
Lobi Stars upset champions Dolphin 2-0.
Lobi goals were scored by league veterans Lazarus Chukwu and David Tyavkase.
Lobi chief coach John Zaki said, “It was a good game, both sides gave a good account of themselves. I am happy that we won because we really played well and the boys played to instructions.”
The local derby between Jigawa Golden Stars and Kano Pillars in Hadejia will be played on Monday.