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Enyimba seal record seventh NPFL title

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Enyimba won their seventh Nigerian league title on Sunday after drawing 0-0 with Warri Wolves in a feisty contest decided in Aba on Sunday.

The Peoples Elephant created the better of the opening exchanges but failed to put away any of the early chances at the Enyimba International Stadium.

Both sides defended stoically when they had to as the much-hyped Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) contest ended 0-0.

Daniel Etor was sent off for an off-the-ball foul on Gbolahan Salami in the second half but Enyimba failed to get fazed by the numerical disadvantage to claim the point they needed to send their fans into delirium.

Dolphins came from a goal down to beat Heartland 2-1 at the Port Harcourt Liberation Stadium.

NPFL legend, Victor Ezeji gave the visitors the lead in the 15th minute but the Port Harcourt club roared back Christian Weli and Chinwendu Ali to claim maximum points.

Sunshine Stars also came from a goal down to beat relegated Bayelsa United 2-1 in Oghara with the Akure Gunners’ goals coming through Medrano Tamen and Luther Iyorhe and Jafar Buhari had put the hosts in front.

Charles Okoro scored the only goal of the game as Giwa FC tame Shooting Stars Sports Club 1-0 at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.

El-Kanemi Warriors beat Wikki Tourists 1-0 thanks to a Chinedu Ohanachom goal while Anthony Agbaji and Anthony Okpotu netted as Lobi Stars eased their relegation worries with a 2-0 win over Enugu Rangers in Makurdi.

FC Taraba won a thrilling contest 2-1 against Abia Warriors while a Rabiu Ali penalty proved the difference between Kano Pillars and Akwa United as the dethroned champions won 1-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.

Phillip Auta and Thomas Zenke were the goal scoring heroes as Nasarawa United claimed a stunning 2-0 win over FC Ifeanyi Ubah.

Sharks continue to keep their noses away from the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Kwara United with Christian Pyagbara netting the decisive goal at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.

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