Wikki Tourists halt Enyimba upwards march, El Kanemi down Rangers
Enyimba is hope of taking the lead in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) for the first time this season came to a shuddering halt yesterday in Bauchi, where Wikki Tourists shot down the Peoples Elephant 3-1 in a rescheduled tie.
The defending champions had been on a seven-game unbeaten run and were hoping to get the points that would take them above Rivers United on the log. But they were given a rude awakening by the hard-fighting Tourists, who put three past goals Theophilus Afelokhai in the pulsating game.
Abubakar Lawal gave Wikki the lead in the 18th minute when he nodded in a free kick past Afelokhai, but Chima Akas equalized via a splendid free kick a few minutes later.
And just when the visitors thought they would escape with at least a draw, Idris Guda Mohammed restored Wikkiís lead in the 88th minute, before Godwin Obaje made it 3-1 off the penalty spot just before the final whistle.
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