Enugu Rangers head coach, Imama Amapakabo, wants his team to hold to their celebrations despite being just a point away from becoming champions in the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
The Flying Antelopes recorded an impressive 2-1 win over relegated, Ikorodu United on Sunday in Abeokuta to boost the chances of winning their seventh top-flight title.
Amapakabo told Channels Television that although the side are close to winning the title they still have to win the last day match against El Kanemi Warriors to be properly crowned the undisputed champions.
Enugu Rangers are top on the league table with 60 points; three ahead of closest challengers, Rivers United with a game to play.
Remo Stars Promoted
Meanwhile, coach of Remo Stars, Nduka Ugbade says his side are not carried away after gaining promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League next season.
Coach Ugbade told Channels Television that the team would rather concentrate on their last league game against UNICEM Rovers at home.
No matter the outcome of the game, Remo Stars are heading to the NPFL for the first time, having recorded an unassailable 28 points in their Division B1 of the NNL.
But Ugbade says they plan to finish a successful campaign on a high in front of their fans in Ijebu-Ode to justify the investment of club owner, Kunle Soname.
Enyimba of Aba defeated relegation strugglers, Kwara United, by a lone goal to maintain the lead at the top of the NPFL table with three games left.
The League leaders have 65 points from 35 games, six points above Warri Wolves who have a game in hand.
Defending Champions, Kano Pillars also defeated Rangers International 2-1, while Akwa United defeated Sunshine Stars two goals to one in another week 35 clash.
Dolphins of Port Harcourt moved off the relegation zone, following a 2-0 win against El-Kanemi Warriors, and Giwa FC moved to third spot on the league table, following a 3-2 win against Wikki Tourists.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah also defeated Heartland of Owerri by a lone goal, while another Port Harcourt based team, Sharks beat Shooting Stars 2-1
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, El-Kanemi Warriors, are in danger of losing six points in the Nigerian top flight this season.
El-Kanemi has “failed to meet an earlier 60-day notice of summary jurisdiction” served by the League Management Company (LMC) over their financial obligation to their players and officials.
The LMC has now slammed the Maiduguri club with a suspended sentence of six-point deduction and would activate the sanction, should the club fail to pay up all financial entitlement to their players and officials by October 27.
Meanwhile, the Captain of Sunshine Stars, Sunday Abe, had his remaining two games of a six match ban commuted to a suspended sentence, which binds him to be of good conduct for the remaining games of the season.
Nigerian League leaders, Enyimba FC on Sunday evening suffered their fifth defeat of the season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
El-Kanemi Warriors defeated the Aba side two goals to one, with Benjamin Turba and Efe Yarhere getting the goals for the Maiduguri based team.
Enyimba got a consolation goal on the 88th minute through substitute, Nzube Anaezemba.
Meanwhile, Sharks FC dropped to the relegation zone, following a one nil defeat to Giwa FC, while another Port Harcourt based team, Dolphins moved out of the relegation zone after a 3-1 win against another relation threatened side, FC Taraba.
Wikki Tourists closed the gap at the top of the table after a 2-0 win over Bayelsa United.
In other matches, Abia Warrior beat Warri Wolves, FC Ifeanyi Ubah held Kano Pillars to a 1-1 draw 3SC beat Akwa United by a lone goal.
The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) defending champions, Kano Pillars have been beaten at home for the first time in 12 years, following a 1-2 defeat in the hands of visiting Nasarawa United at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Mannir Ubale and Yaro Bature scored the goals for the Lafia-based club.
Sunshine Stars thrashed El-kanemi Warriors 5-nil to boost Coach Kennedy Boboye’s men chance of lifting their first domestic title.
In other games played on Sunday, Sharks FC beat Bayelsa United at home by a lone goal, while Akwa United and Giwa FC settled for a 2-2 draw.
Rangers International and Dolphins of Port Harcout played a 1-1 draw, as Warri Wolves edged out Wikki Tourists 1-nil.
Abia Warriors beat Heartland FC 1-nil, while Kwara United also defeated Shooting Stars by same score line.
Warri Wolves have moved up to the fourth spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League after the team recorded the biggest win of the 2014/2015 season in a rescheduled game.
Wolves on Sunday thrashed El-Kanemi Warriors 5-0 at the Warri City Stadium.
The team took the game beyond their opponents from Maiduguri by the hour mark, as Paul Aigbogun’s men raced into a four-goal lead.
With Wolves in total control, they needed just a goal to move into the top-four behind Sunshine Stars, Enyimba and Wikki Tourists. Lordson Ichull got the all important goal to wrap up the one-sided contest.
Wolves are now four points behind table-topping Sunshine Stars and could cut that lead to one by Wednesday if they beat Kwara United.