Rangers emerged victorious in the Oriental derby against Heartland with a score of 2-0 at the Awka City Stadium on Sunday night. This win allowed the Flying Antelopes to reclaim the top spot on the Nigeria Premier Football League table. Fidelis Ilechukwu’s team currently leads the standings with 13 points from seven games. The goal scorers for Rangers were Kazeem Ogunleye and Kenneth Ogboke.
In another match at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan, Shooting Stars dominated Niger Tornadoes with a 4-1 victory. Ayobami Adekunle scored the opening goal for the home team in the 17th minute, while Chidiebere Ernest equalized for Heartland 10 minutes before halftime. Samuel Bamidele, Gbologade Adelowo, and Kareem Ayinde contributed the other goals for Shooting Stars.
Here are the full results of the matches:
- Abia Warriors 2-1 Katsina Utd
- Akwa Utd 0-0 Plateau Utd
- Bendel 1-0 Remo Stars
- Rangers 2-0 Heartland
- Enyimba 1-0 Kwara Utd
- Rivers Utd 1-1 Sunshine Stars
- Shooting Stars 4-1 Niger Tornadoes
- Gombe Utd 0-3 Doma Utd