Enyimba held again as Pillars move closer to Super Six
Enyimba risk failing to qualify for the Super Six play-off as they drew goalless in a week 20 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) match against Remo Stars yesterday.
The Peoples Elephant, who were held to a draw in Aba last week by Bendel Insurance, vowed to make up for the lost two points when they met Remo Stars in Sagamu yesterday. But they could only manage a goalless draw with Bet9ja boys.
Enyimba are in Group A where Enugu Rangers have already secured one of the play-off places having amassed 37 points. The other two slots are a straight battle among Enyimba, Lobi Stars, MFM and Rivers United. Enyimba have 30 points.
Yesterday, Lobi Stars drew 1-1 with Rivers United in Port Harcourt to maintain their second position in Group A with 31 points. Enyimba are third followed by MFM on 29 points and Rivers United, which have 27 points. There are two match days left in the group phase of the league.
At the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, a Kunle Odunlami own goal in the 26th minute gave Lobi Stars the lead before Adebambo Ademola leveled scores in the 33rd minute.
Katsina United moved up to the sixth position in Group A after beating Sunshine Stars 3-1 through goals by Eric Gwammy, Martins Usule and Tasiu Lawal in the first half.
Akwa United lead Group B on 37 points, while Kano Pillars, who defeated Yobe Desert Stars 1-0 in Damaturu are second on 31 points.
In Omoku, Go Round failed to ease their relegation worries as they settled for a 1-1 draw against fellow relegation battlers, Plateau United.
Chiebonam Nwogbaga earned the hosts the lead in the 41st minute but Kabiru Umar gave Plateau United something to cheer with his 63rd-minute equalizer.
Both Go-Round and Plateau United are tied on 26 points after 20 games and are occupying 9th and 10th spots in the NPFL Group B respectively.