Nasarawa United yesterday returned to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table after their 3–0 victory over visitors Dakkada FC just as Katsina United ended a 5-match winless run after they took down Rangers 2-1 in Katsina in one of the Match Day sixteen fixtures.
In Lafia, Offor Ikenna received the first goal for Nasarawa United within the seventh minute from the penalty spot before Silas Nwankwo doubled the lead two minutes after.
Ikenna killed Dakkada’s hope of staging a comeback when he hit his brace within the thirty-fourth minute for the home side.
Elsewhere, reigning champions, Plateau United additionally dimmed Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1 on the New Jos Stadium.
Oche Ochowechi put his side in the lead within the seventh minute whereas Ibrahim Mustapha made it 2-nil from the spot within the twenty-fourth minute.
Uche Onwuansanya made it three for Plateau United within the thirty-third minute earlier than Kehinde Adeyemi scored the consolatory goal for Sunshine Stars a minute earlier than regulation time.
Rangers additionally missed the chance to go top of the table after they suffered a 1-2 loss at Katsina United.
Rasheed Ahmed put the host in the driving seat with the opening goal in the sixteenth minute.
Rangers fought again however their hope of getting at the very least a point from the sport was dashed within the 83rd minute when diminutive Joseph Atule converted the spot-kick that was awarded after Ebuka Anthony was adjudged to have hacked down Rasheed Ahmed in the field.
At the conclusion of hostilities, Nasarawa Utd, Kwara Utd, Kano Pillars and Enugu Rangers are all on 27 points with only goal difference separating the teams from each other.