Nigeria Premier League week 33 report and results

Posted: July 4, 2012 in Sports

Rangers beat Tornadoes 3-0 to remain top of the Nigeria league as Pillars and Dolphin kept up the heat on the leaders Wednesday.

Rangers thus have 55 points from 33 matches, while Kano Pillars remain in second place, a point behind, and champions Dolphin climbed to fifth position.

Efe Yarhere drew the first blood in the 22nd minute for Rangers, before another ex-Warri Wolves striker Oghogho Oduokpe made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute.
   
Yarhere finally put the game beyond the visitors with the third goal in 66th minute, which Tornadoes protested, arguing that the ball did not cross the goal line.
   
Yarhere, who has now netted seven goals this season, told MTNFootball.com that Rangers will be champions at the end of the season.
   
“It was a good game for us, we really prepared well for the game and I am happy we won eventually. We will keep up the pace and I am sure we will end up the champions at the end of the season,” declared the big striker.
   
Kano Pillars continued their impressive run in the NPL to keep up the pace in battle for the title with a 2-1 defeat of hard fighting ABS FC at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
   
The team top scorer Gambo Mohammed opened scoring for the Kano team, before on-form forward Munir Ubale made it two for Pillars to end the first half 2-0.
   
ABS FC reduced the tally in the second half through Abdulrahman Bashir, who now has 12 goals in the league same as Gambo Mohammed.
   
Pillars coach Baba Ganaru told MTNFootball.com that they will keep up the pressure as their aspiration to win the league is still on track.
   
He said: “We had a good game and the victory was good for us, we will keep doing well and winning games. Our target to win the league has not faded, we will keep working towards it.”
   
Dolphin have climbed up the standings after a hard fought 1-0 win over Warri Wolves.
   
The Port Harcourt-based side could not break the Warri Wolves wall of the defence until the 82nd minute when youth International Abdul Jeleel Ajagun broke the deadlock.
   
Sanusi Sani scored his 11th goal of the season when he opened scoring for Gombe United in a 3-1 routing of bottom club Ocean Boys.
   
Austin Ekpoma and Haruna Babalo scored the other goals for Gombe United.
   
An elated Sanusi Sani told MTNFootball.com that he will keep doing his best in getting goals to lift his team.
   
“I am back and better. I am happy with my display and that of entire team, I will keep doing my best to score goals needed for my team,” he said.
   
In Ibadan, 3SC defeated visiting Akwa United 2-0 to gather 48 points and move up on the NPL table.
   
Enterprising Moses Ogaga opened the scoring for ‘The Oluyole Warriors’ in the 26th minute, before the free kick specialist Mutiu Adegoke struck from 25 yards.
   
Mutiu Adegoke has scored nine goals with six of them from free kicks.

NPL Results Week 33

Wednesday

Gombe 3 Ocean Boys 1

Kano Pillars 2 ABS FC 1

Dolphin 1 Warri Wolves 0

Kwara 2 Sharks 0

Rising Stars 1 Lobi 0 (Disrupted)

Rangers 3 Tornadoes 0

Shooting Stars 2 Akwa 0

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