Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Olorundare, Onyeudo stake claims

The duo of Dele Olorundare (pictured) and Bishop Onyeudo showed at the weekend that the leading scorer's award will be a battle for the wires.

Just as Onyeudo scored his 11th goal of the season, Olorundare responded rapidly within minutes with a spectacular finish for his 12th league goal of the campaign.

But it was another quiet matchday for Warri Wolves talisman, Oghenekaro Etebo, who is also in contention for the leading scorer gong.

Enyimba 2 – 0 Nembe City
Onyeudo is proving to be the signing of the season. His spell at Gombe United produced eight goals and at his new club, Enyimba, he took his tally to 11 goals scoring the two goals against Nembe City.

Sunshine Stars 3 – 0 Dolphins
It was a strange game for Dolphins, as they watched the Akure Gunners go into a two-goal lead at the break through Alaba Adeniyi and Olorundare. Last season's League Bloggers Awards (LBA) Best Foreign Player, Tamen Medrano put a seal on the outcome with a 90th minute strike. And the game ended as a contest.

Nasarawa United 1 – 1 Warri Wolves
The hosts blew their chance of winning this contest. First Leonard Ugochukwu fluffed a spot kick that should have handed Nasarawa United the lead. Joseph Osadiaye gave Wolves a 1-0 cushion on the hour mark before Jackson Daniel restored parity five minutes later. However, Victor Namo missed another Nasarawa United spot kick. The hero of this game turned out to be Wolves keeper, Okiemute Odah.

3SC 3 – 1 Kano Pillars
Champions Kano Pillars continued their poor run on the road in recent games. 3SC opened score through Kingsley Eduwo before Nasiru Ali levelled things benefiting from their hosts' defensive high-line.

The impressive Tony Edjomariegwe curled in a direct free kick and then Eduwo completed his brace of goals but 3SC still remain in the dogfight for survival while Pillars hang on to top spot by goal difference.

Sharks 3 – 0 Gombe United
The Blue Angels put up quite a display, as Ezioha Okereke, Christian Pyagbara and Ifeanyi Inyam got the goals that saw off Gombe United. Sharks climbed within touching distance of escaping the drop. It will be a miracle if Gbenga Ogunbote guides the Port Harcourt club to safety.

Akwa United 1 – 0 Wikki Tourists
A late, late goal from former Niger Tornadoes man, Son Hingir was just enough to condemn the Tourists to a loss that leaves them in the bottom four. Akwa United continue their climb into the top half of the log.

ABS 2 – 1 Lobi Stars
Lobi huffed and puffed but ABS raced into a two-goal lead. Stone Evbuomwan scored off a corner kick and substitute Ajibola Otegbeye benefited from a rebound before Nanen Imenger reduced the deficit. But Lobi find themselves in troubled zone.

Heartland 0 – 1 Kwara United
An early red card to goalkeeper John Lawrence did not deter Kwara United from winning this tie. Sidi Lawal scored off Stanley Dimgba's assist to seal a famous win over the troubled Owerri club.

Enugu Rangers 2 – 1 Kaduna United
Kaduna United shockingly went in front through Jibo Iliya on 23 minutes as Meshack Chibuikem's 35th minute put the home team on equal terms. Chisom Egbuchulem wrapped up the game for Rangers to win 2 – 1.

Bayelsa United 3 – 0 El-Kanemi Warriors
This game had already ended as contest in the first half with Azubuike Okechukwu, Peter Ebimobowei and Gindo Abdoulaye scoring for Bayelsa to tie on 39 points with Kano Pillars at the top.

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