Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders Lobi Stars have extended their lead at the top of the table to five points after they defeated struggling Akure outfit Sunshine Stars 1-0 at home in a Matchday 20 clash.
The only goal of the game on 73 minutes via an own goal from Sunshine Stars goalkeeper Kehinde Adeyemi.
The win takes Lobi Stars to 37 points and five points ahead of nearest challengers Kano Pillars who picked up an impressive 1-1 draw at basement club Heartland FC of Owerri.
Former league champions Enugu Rangers also recorded a creditable 1-1 draw at Wikki Tourists while Abia Warriors forced their hosts Rivers United to a goalless draw.
Matchday 20 Results
Katsina United 1-0 Plateau United
Lobi Stars 1-0 Sunshine Stars
MFM 3-0 Niger Tornadoes
Rivers United 0-0 Abia Warriors
FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 Go Round
Heartland 1-1 Kano Pillars
Wikki Tourists 1-1 Rangers
Nasarawa United 2-0 El-kanemi Warriors
Kwara United 2-1 Yobe Desert Stars
Top 4 via Points:
1. Lobi Stars 37
2. Kano Pillars 32
3. Katsina United 30
4. Niger Tornadoes
17. El-kanemi Warriors 22
18. Kwara United 22
19. Sunshine Stars 21
20. Heartland 16