Enyimba International are now tied on points with Sunshine Stars following their 3-1 win over the table-toppers on Wednesday in one of the midweek fixtures in the Nigeria Premier League.
An own goal from Stephen Eze in the 36th minute made the already difficult task for Sunshine harder as the People’s Elephant added another goal just at the stroke of half time through Nzube Anaezemba.
Enyimba remained blazing hot at the start of the second half as Ezekiel Bassey made it 3-0 for the Aba landlords barely three minutes after the restart.
Although Tunde Adeniji pulled one back for Sunshine, it was not enough to deny Enyimba maximum points on the day as they now have 33 points from 18 games, same as Sunshine Stars who now only enjoy a better goals difference to hold on to top spot.
Breathing down the neck of Sunshine and Enyimba is Wikki Tourist who forced Pillars to a 1-1 draw in Kano.
Wikki also have 33 points from 18 games but have an inferior goals difference compared to Sunshine and Enyimba.
In other games, Kwara United posted the most surprising result in the midweek games as they defeated FC Ifeanyi Ubah 2-1 away from home.
The Afonja Warriors who only recently fired their coach, Tunde Abudul Rahman, will be glad with the winning start by the new Technical crew.
Also, Port Harcourt teams Dolphins and Sharks FC both secured home wins over Shooting Stars and Abia Warriors respectively.
Rangers and Heartland had something to cheer as they shared the spoils in their away games against Bayelsa United and El-Kanemi warriors.
El-Kanemi Warriors 1-1 Heartland
Kano Pillars 1-1 Wikki Tourists
Dolphins 1-0 Shooting Stars
Giwa FC 2-1 Nasarawa United
FC Ifeanyiubah 1-2 Kwara United
Sharks 2-0 Abia Warriors
Enyimba 3-1 Sunshine Stars
Bayelsa United 0-0 Rangers
Lobi Stars 1-0 Akwa United
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