Enugu Rangers have reclaimed the number one position on the Nigeria Professional Football League standings after securing a vital win in Uyo, beating Akwa United 2-3 at the Nest of Champions on Saturday.
Akwa United before this latest outing have had it rough against teams from the Eastern part of the country this season, losing previously to Abia Warriors and Enyimba.
The Flying Antelopes then compounded their woes with the win on Saturday.
Akwa United started on a wrong footing when one of their players, Harrison Ibukun, inexplicably handed Rangers the lead inside three minutes after he mistaken turned the ball into his own net.
The hosts had to wait till the 45th minute before they could draw level as Fortune Omoniwari headed in Ubong Friday’s well-taken cross to end the first half even.
Rangers, playing with so much confidence, piled pressure on their hosts and their efforts paid off just after the hour-mark as they were back in front in the 61st minute.
Substitute Chebe Egbuchulam later increased the tally for Rangers in the 74th and even though Omoniwari pulled one back for Akwa United at the death; it was not enough to deny Rangers all three points which has now taken them back to top spot ahead of fellow title contenders, Wikki Tourists.
The Coach Imama Amapakabo tutored side now have 46 points from 26 games.
In another NPFL game also played on Saturday, Nasarawa United turned on style beating Sunshine Stars 3-0.