Enyimba Struggle Continues as Sharks Maintain NPL Lead

Enyimba Struggle Continues as Sharks Maintain NPL Lead

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:32 pm

Six-time league champions Enyimba fell to a fifth defeat this season while league leaders Sharks were made to sweat in some of the matchday 12 fixtures played today in the Nigeria Premier League.

In Port-Harcourt, Sharks came from behind to overcome Giwa FC of Jos 2-1 thanks to goals in each half from Danladi Isah with a 35th minute penalty and Ibrahim Ajani with an 80th minute strike.

The result saw Sharks maintaih their leadership of the Nigeria Premier League with 22 points after 12 matches while Giwa FC dropped to 14th position on the table with 15 points from 11 matches.

Meanwhile in Lafia, six-time champions Enyimba’s under-par league campaign so far continued as the Aba Elephants were easily beaten 3-1 by Nasarawa United.

Goals from Yaro, Esosa and Babangida had Nasarawa well in control of the match by the hour mark, making Mfon Udoh’s goal for Enyimba in stoppage time a mere consolation.

The win puts Nasarawa in second place with 21 points from 12 matches while Enyimba drop to 13th place on the league table with 15 points from same number of matches.

In other results from matches played today, Lobi Stars rise to fourth with 19 points after claiming a thrilling 4-3 win at home to Warri Wolves while Akwa United fell one place to third with 19 points after being held to a goalless draw by visiting Taraba United.

Heartland extended their unbeaten run to four matches with a 2-0 win in Owerri over eastern rivals Rangers of Enugu, Crown FC beat Sunshine Stars of Akure 2-1 in Ibadan while 18th placed Kaduna United eased to a 3-0 win at home to bottom side Nembe City.

There were also wins for Dolphins of Port-Harcourt at El-Kanemi Warriors, Abia Warriors at Bayelsa United and reigning champions Kano Pillars at Gombe United.

Matchday 12 results
Akwa United 0-0 Taraba United
Bayelsa United 1-3 Abia Warriors
Crown FC 2-1 Sunshine Stars
El-Kanemi Warriors 0-1 Dolphins
Gombe United 2-3 Kano Pillars
Heartland FC 2-0 Enugu Rangers
Kaduna United 3-0 Nembe City
Lobi Stars 4-3 Warri Wolves
Nasarawa United 3-1 Enyimba FC
Sharks FC 2-1 Giwa FC

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