From the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano to the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, it was all sweat and adrenaline as the NPFL game week 33 matches took centre stage.
It was all glee for the Sai Masu Gida as they cruised to a 2-0 win at home against Dakkada. Their captain and club legend, Rabiu Ali, scored first before David scored the second to seal their fate.
It was also songs of victory at the Lafia Township stadium as an 18th-minute goal from Silas Nwankwo was enough to help Nasarawa United edge out MFM FC.
Meanwhile, at Aba, it looked scary for the People’s Elephant after going a goal down to Jigawa Golden Stars just before half-time.
However, a spirited second-half performance helped overturn the deficit for a 2-1 win. Reuben Bala and Tosin Omoyele were the goalscorers as Enyimba kept their title defence alive.
Nearly doesn’t kill a bird and nearly didn’t quite do it for Akwa United as an 87th-minute goal from Bamba Bakari was enough to gift Rivers United a point after Charles Atshimene had put the away side in the 53rd minute.
Wikki Tourists, Warri Wolves, Plateau United and Heartland all cruised to wins. At the end of week 33, Akwa United remain on top on 61 points, with Nasarawa and Pillars on 58 points each, while Enyimba make up the top four with 57 points.
Languishing at the bottom are Adamawa United, Ifeanyi Ubah, Warri Wolves and Jigawa Golden Stars.