Monday, May 13, 2013

Gwar's hat-trick downs Kano Pillars


Two-time African champions, Enyimba, romped to their biggest win in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) by defeating title-holders, Kano Pillars 3-0 on Sunday.

Last season's leading scorer, Sibi Gwar netted the three goals to become the second player to score a hat-trick this term after Warri Wolves' Oghenekaro Etebo.

He scored twice in the opening half including a spot kick and rounded off his performance on the day with a third just past the hour mark.

Kano Pillars stay top of the standings in spite of the loss. Enyimba are now three points within touching distance of the table-toppers.

Sunshine Stars missed the chance to become the new table-toppers after playing a 0-0 draw with ABS.

The Akure Gunners leapfrog Enugu Rangers into second place.

3SC got their first away point this season. They played out a goalless draw with Sharks in Port Harcourt.

Isah Akor continued his form of scoring in Owerri as his goal turned out to be the winner that ensured Heartland edged Akwa United 2-1.

Ebere Odiche had opened score for the hosts inside the quarter of an hour before John Aguda put Akwa United on level term within two minutes.

Heartland are now in fourth spot on 17 points.

Substitute Samuel Akinbinu's goal gave Nembe City a 1-0 win over Lobi Stars.

Former champions, Dolphins, surrendered the full points at the death to Warri Wolves. Oghenekaro Etebo scored in the 32nd minute for Wolves but Chigozie Ihunda put Dolphins back in the tie on 83 minutes.

It was Lazarus Chukwu's goal in seven minutes of added time that broke the hearts of the Dolphins' contingent.

A 50th-minute goal from Hassan Abubakar was enough for Kaduna United to see off Gombe United and climb into safety.

In Ilorin, a goal in each half from Dare Ojo and substitute Yahaya Adamu for Kwara United left El-Kanemi Warriors in the bottom four.

On Monday, Rangers, now in fifth place, could go top of the log should they defeat Bayelsa United at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

The game between Nasarawa United and Wikki Tourists will also hold on Monday.

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