Wikki Tourist have jumped to top spot on the Nigeria Premier League standings after they went to the Rojeny Stadium in Anambra State and defeated their hosts FC Ifeanyi Ubah by a lone goal.
Oil magnate Ifeanyi Ubah had promised his players N.5m for every goal they score against the visiting team from Bauchi but the mouth-watering offer was still not enough to spur on his side who caved in to a solitary goal from Chukwudi Samuel in the 77th minute.
The victory for Wikki Tourist takes their points tally to 27 as they overtake previous leaders Sunshine Stars who stay on 26 points after going down to 1-0 defeat against Rangers in Enugu on Sunday.
Elsewhere in Kano, Dolphins surprised many as they forced Pillars to a 2-2 draw at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
The Port Harcourt team who just got their backlog of salaries paid by the Rivers State governor clawed their way back from two goals to have a share of the spoils in Kano on Sunday.
The game at the Nest of Champions in Uyo also ended in a stalemate as Akwa United could only manage a 1-1 against Warri Wolves. Gbolahan Salami put his name in the history books to become the first player to score a league goal in the Akwa Ibom International Stadium before Akwa United rallied to get an equalizer through Abdulazeez Awakan.
There was another stalemate in Port Harcourt where Sharks FC came from behind to register a 1-1 draw against Heartland. Bright Ejike scored for the Naze Millionaires to take his goals’ tally for the season to eight while Fortune Omoniwari scored for Sharks.
In Kaduna, Giwa FC were ruthless in their new adopted home ground at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium as they beat El-Kanemi warriors 3-1.
FC Ifeanyiubah 0-1 Wikki
Sharks 1-1 Heartland
Enyimba 2-0 Nasarawa Utd
Bayelsa Utd 2-0 Kwara Utd
Lobi Stars 2-0 Abia Warriors
Akwa Utd 1-1 Warri Wolves
Rangers 1-0 Sunshine Stars
Giwa FC 3-1 El-Kanemi
Kano Pillars 2-2 Dolphins
FC Taraba 1-1 Shooting Stars