On Sunday, March 24, ENUGU Ranger took the lead in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) standings after defeating Heartland FC 2-1 on the road in the league’s matchday 27 match at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba.

The club’s victory in the match tagged ‘Oriental Derby’ ended Lobi Stars’ nine-week dominance at the top of the league’s table after forcing a draw against Kano Pillars in matchday 18 fixture.

The NPFL table shows that Enugu Rangers are on top with 48 points, while Lobi Stars, which held a 1-1 draw against Bayelsa United, are trailing with 47 points.

Other results showed another dramatic away win as Sani Suleiman scored a late goal via a penalty after regulation time for visiting Akwa United against Plateau United.

The match ended 2-1 in favour of the visitors.

The matchday 27 fixtures saw four home wins as Remo Stars redeemed themselves after losing their last match against Shooting Stars to win Bendel Insurance 2-0 at the Remo Stars stadium.

Kwara United piped Enyimba International 2-1, thanks to a brace from Emmanuel Ogbole while Kastina displayed their doggedness as they pulled a comeback from a goal down to defeat Abia Warriors at the Young Katsina Star Stadium.

Kano Pillars returned to winning ways after recording three losses and two wins in the last five matches as they won against visiting Sporting Lagos at the General Sani AbachaStadium.

By Fafa T

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