Defending champion of the Nigeria Premier League, Dolphin FC of Portharcourt as well as last season’s runners up, Sunshine Stars of Akure, were back to winning ways on Thursday as they both won their week two fixtures.
Dolphins suffered a lone goal defeat in their last game away to Kwara United but were in blistering form Thursday at the Port Harcourt Stadium as they trounced Kaduna United by 3-0.
Emem Eduo scored twice for the Port Hacourt-based team while Chidi Osuchukwu completed the routing to lift Dolphins up the league table.
It was however not so easy for Sunshine Stars as they only managed to pip Federation Cup champions, Heartland, by a lone goal. Team captain Godfrey Oboabana converted the penalty kick awarded to ensure Sunshine get their first win of the season
Lobi stars also defeated Gombe United by a lone goal in the last fixture of the day.
Meanwhile Dolphin will be up against another crunch side this weekend as they play host to Rangers International on Sunday.
Sunshine Stars will be in Makurdi to face Lobi Stars.
The last meeting between the two teams was greeted with so much controversy as Lobi Stars officials claimed Sunshine were trying to bribe the match referees to influence the outcome of the game.
The NFF/NPL disciplinary committee is yet to give any ruling on the issue.
Week 2 full results
Shooting Stars 0 v Gombe United 0.
Kwara United 1 v Enyimba Int’L 0.
Niger Tornadoes 3 v Ocean Boys 0.
Sharks Fc 4 v Jigawa Golden Stars 0.
Rising Stars 1 v Kano Pillars 1.
Warri Wolves 1 v Abs Fc 0.
Rangers Int’L 1 v Wikki Tourists 0
Sunshine Stars 1 v Heartland 0. Dolphins 3 V Kaduna utd. 0
Lobi stars 1 V Akwa United 0