El-Kanemi lose 2-1 in battle of warriors as Rangers pip Insurance 1-0

El-Kanemi Warriors woes in the concluding part of the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League season continued yesterday in Umuahia where they surrendered their early lead to lose 2-1 to Abia Warriors.

Last Sunday El-Kanemi who are in contention for one of the playoff tickets suffered a shocking 0-2 loss at home to less fancied Delta Force of Asaba.


The defeat sent panic into the camp of El-kanemi Warriors who instantly dropped to third position in group B.

Against Abia Warriors Sulley Mohammed raised El-kanemi Warriors expectations with his 2nd minute goal but their hopes were dashed after Atilola Tunde Salami equalised for the hosts in the 39th minute.


Things got worse for El-Kanemi Warriors when a penalty awarded to the home side in the 6th minute of second half added time was converted by Samson Obi to send home Borno warriors empty handed.

Chances are also high that El-Kanemi Warriors will drop out of the top three, if FC Ifeanyibuah win today against Heartland in Nnewi.

At the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium in Enugu, Rangers left it late to break the hearts of visiting Bendel Insurance when substitute Felix Ogbuke scored the only goal of the match in the 85th minute.

The slim victory has consolidated Rangers position on top of group A with 37 points, meaning even if Lobi Stars win at Rivers United today, Rangers will remain on top.

Elsewhere MFM’s recent misery continued at the Bako Kotangora stadium in Minna where relegation candidate, Niger Tornadoes defeated the ‘Olukoya boys’ 1-0.

The prayer warriors as MFM are also called were forced to 1-1 draw by struggling Remo Stars last Sunday at the Agege township stadium.


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