Rangers Lose Oriental Derby To Enyimba

Rangers International of Enugu lost Sunday’s ‘Oriental Derby’ in the Glo Nigeria Premier League, NPL 1-2 to Enyimba at Aba Stadium.
Sibi Gwar put hosts Enyimba in front on the hour, before Andrew Abalogu doubled the advantage on 79 minutes. Unfortunately, Enyimba’s Semiu Laide put the ball into his net on the stroke of time.
As the encounter progressed, Abdulrahman Bashir was wasteful in front of goal for Enyimba in an entertaining, end-to-end derby with Ejike Uzoenyi dazzling for Rangers.
Meanwhile, champions Kano Pillars survived a scare from Sunshine Stars at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano also on Sunday as they forced the Akure Gunners to a 2-2 draw.
Pillars thus remained unbeaten in Kano for over 10 years in the top flight. Ezekiel Mba opened the scoring for Pillars in the 33rd minute.
Dele Olorundare then restored parity for Sunshine in the 71st minute to bring the game to 1-1.
Sunshine Stars were coasting home with a victory after Kingsley Eduwo gave the visitors the lead in the 81st minute, before Gambo Mohammed salvaged a point for Pillars deep into stoppage time.
Rabiu Ali, Bello Kofarmata and Gambo Mohamed failed to find the back of the net when they were clear on goal.
Sunshine goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa kept Sunshine in the game when he saved Rabiu Ali’s spot kick in the 62nd minute.
-Source: mtnfootball.com.

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