Sunshine Stars of Akure again required a last-gasp effort to secure a 3-2 win over Wikki Tourists in their Week 6 Nigeria Premier League tie on Sunday.
Sunday’s game at Akure was fierce as both teams ended the game with 10 men having received one red card each.
Olowo Emmanuel of Sunshine Stars was sent off in the 42nd minute for obstructing a goal-bound move, while Wikki’s Emenike Onuoha was also sent out for a second booking.
Wikki were the first to hit the back of the net as Mubarak Umar scored in the 37th minute. Paul Onobi equalized for Sunshine Stars in the 45th minute through a free kick. Wikki restored their lead with another goal through substitute Nafiu Bala.
Tamen Medrano helped the host team back on level terms in the 75th minute before Adebayo Adigun scored the all-important third goal through a free kick in the 90th minute to give Sunshine Stars a 3-2 win over the Bauchi team.
With the result, Sunshine now have 10 points from six games, while Wikki Tourists also have 10 points.
In other matches, Rangers walloped visitors El-Kanemi 3-0 in Enugu , Bayelsa United could not secure a home win as newcomers, Gabros FC, forced them to a 0-0 draw.
There was a five-goal thriller in Aba where Enyimba secured a 3-2 win over Sharks FC.
Meanwhile, the game between Warri Wolves and Heartland of Owerri has been postponed till Monday due to a heavy downpour that disrupted the game.
Full results of the week four matches
Enyimba 3-2 Sharks
Rangers 3-0 El-Kanemi Warriors
Akwa United 2-0 Dolphins
Kano Pillars 2-1 FC Taraba
Sunshine Stars 3-2 Wikki Tourists
Abia Warriors 1-0 Shooting Stars
Kwara United 1-0 Nasarawa United
Lobi Stars 1-1 Giwa FC
Bayelsa United 0-0 Gabros FC
Warri Wolves vs Heartland (Postponed to Monday 8 a.m.)
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