Nigerian League: Pillars back on top after Kaduna United victory

Kano Pillars of Kano
Kano Pillars league champions

The Kano Pillars fought hard for three points in their game against Kaduna United.

Kano Pillars are back at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League table after battling a 3-2 victory over Northern rivals, Kaduna United, on Wednesday May 22.

The three points from Wednesday’s game means Pillars are now on 25 points with a game at hand and have now overtaken former table toppers, Heartland FC, who stay on 22 points after going down to a 2-1 defeat in Akure in the hands of Sunshine Stars also on Wednesday.

In the other midweek fixtures, Shooting Stars FC returned to winning ways as they defeated visiting Nasarawa United, 2-0, in Ibadan after a shock home loss to Heartland FC last term.

In Ilorin, ABS FC survived an earlier scare as they came from a goal down to defeat hard fighting Enugu Rangers 2-1.

The other Ilorin team in the NPFL, Kwara United, posted the shock result of the day as they handed a shock 1-0 defeat to Lobi Stars away at the Kastina Ala Stadium.

The away victory is the eight this season in the Nigeria Professional Football League which is currently 14-week old.

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