Enugu Rangers have returned to the number one position on the Nigeria Professional Football League table after they were able to secure a 1-1 draw against Enyimba in the Oriental Derby played in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Rangers picked themselves up after last weekend’s setback when they dropped points at home against Lobi Stars as the solitary point from Sunday’s game was enough to take them to the summit of the log.
Rangers now have 48 points from 28 matches, a point ahead of Wikki Tourists, who were knocked off the summit after they lost 3-0 at Akwa United, also on Sunday.
Striker Stephen Chukwude scored Enyimba’s goal in Port Harcourt but Rangers restored parity through Godwin Aguda with a cut-back from Bobby Clement.
In other matches, Shooting Stars were victorious in the South West derby; defeating Sunshine Stars 2-1.
Elsewhere, Lobi Stars were ruthless in Markurdi as they hammered Warri Wolves 3-0, Plateau upstaged hosts MFM 1-0 in Lagos as Niger Tornadoes stopped Abia Warriors 2-1.
In Nnewi, IfeanyiUbah extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches after they defeated Kano Pillars 2-1, while the match between Rivers United and Ikorodu United was shifted after the Port Harcourt outfit were involved in a road accident.