December, 10 2023.
Doma United had gone top of the table on Saturday, after piping Kano Pillars 1-0 at the Pantami Stadium, in Gombe; with Emmanuel Ekpenyong netting the winner on 14 minutes; while the Sai-Masugida had a player sent off at the stroke of half time, and had to play all of the second half with a man less.
The Savannah Tigers who are on a nine match unbeaten run, during which their goalkeeper, Kingdom Osayi has also kept nine clean sheets, while giving two assists, were top for 24 hours and on 25 points.
But with Remo Stars winning their game, the 3 additional points gained took their tally to 26 points; meaning Doma United FC are now 2nd in the table.
Lobi Stars of Makurdi, remained on 23 points, after losing 0-1 to Akwa United, at the Eket Stadium; in a match Head Coach Fatai Osho needed to win to save himself and his technical crew, from the sack.
But the season took a turn for the worse for Rangers Int'l FC of Enugu, after the Flying Antelopes slumped to a 0-2 loss to lowly Bayelsa United in Yenagoa; www.ckdmedia.ng reports.
It was the fourth match in a row Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and his men have faltered in, starting with the goalless draw with Katsina United in Awka; and losses away to Abia Warriors, Plateau United in Jos, and now Bayelsa United in Yenagoa.
Bendel Insurance edged Sunshine Stars of Akure 1-0 in Benin, in a match that was moved forward for 24 hours by the league body (NPFL), to allow players and officials of the Akure Gunners, recuperate after a near fetal armed attack on their team bus, on Thursday.
The wobbles of Niger Tornadoes continues, as they fell 2-3 to visit Plateau United, at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, in Kaduna. The raid win by the Jos-based side was the only one this match-day, and the seventh of the season, thus far.
Shooting Stars (3SC) of Ibadan were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Katsina United, at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, in Adamasingba; while Enyimba Int'l FC won the 26th Abia derby by edging Abia Warriors 2-1 in Aba.
Gombe United were 2-0 winners, at home to Heartland FC of Owerri in the early kick-off, at the Pantami Stadium; meaning Coach Kennedy Boboye and his men will need to revisit the drawing board, again; after the defeat sent them tumbling to the bottom of the log.