The Premier League defending champion, Kano Pillars, lost 0-3 to Sunshine Stars during a Week 22 encounter today in Akure on Thursday.
Musa Newman put the host ahead in the 43rd minute of the match few minute. Newman scored again in the 62nd minute while Prince Aggreh scored the third goal in the extra time.
After the match, the Kano Pillars Coach, Okey Emordi, told journalists that despite the loss, his team was still top of the league table.
“We are still top (of the league table). Now we’ll have to return and work hard once again,” he said.
In his post-match statement, Sunshine Stars coach, Henry Nwosu, said his players gave no breathing space to their visitors.
“We had a lot of chances and we were all over them. We never allowed them time and space to play,” he said.
In another high profile match, Enyimba played a 1-1 away draw when they visited Rangers International in Enugu.
Premier League Match Day 22 Results
Bayelsa United 0-1 Gombe United.
Abia Warriors 2-0 E-Kanemi Warriors
Akwa United 0-0 Nasarawa United
Rangers Intn’l 1-1 Enyimba Intn’l
FC Taraba 2-0 Kaduna United.
Giwa FC 1-1 Dolphins
Sunshine Stars 3-0 Kano Pillars
Heartland 1-0 Crown
Warri Wolves 1-0 Nembe City