Enyimba, Rangers, Pick Away Points In Rescheduled NPFL Matchday 6 Clashes
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By Amaechi Agbo
Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL relegation strugglers, Enyimba FC of Aba and Rangers International FC of Enugu Wednesday recorded an away win and a draw, in the rescheduled Matchday 6 encounters played in Lagos and Makurdi, respectively Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Enyimba playing at Agege Stadium, defeated host MFM by a lone to pocket the three points at stake leaving their host ruing their missed opportunities
Enyimba inflicted the first home defeat of the season on MFM to leap out of the bottom four.
The Aba Elephants have Abdulrahman Bashir to thank for the lone goal which arrived in the 73rd minute.
At the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, host team, Lobi Stars forced visiting Rangers FC of Enugu to a 1-1 draw.
Lobi Stars have to force a draw at home as Rangers’ Israel Abia shoots the Flying Antelopes ahead in the 43rd minute.
Two minutes afterwards, Samuel Mathias heads in to earn Lobi a point which draws the Ortom Boys level on points with log leaders Plateau United, who stay on top on goal difference.
Prior to today’s fixtures, Enyima and Rangers were swimming in the relegation mud with the champions occupying 19 position while Rangers occupied 18 spot.
However with the results, Enyimba have moved up to 17th on the log while Rangers remain rooted at 18 despite displacing Nasarawa United who now moved down to what has become their comfort Zone, 19th position.
Both Enyimba and Rangers still have five outstanding matches to play due to their continental engagements.
While Rangers sojourn in the CAF Confederation Cup ended in the weekend after they could win only one match in six games, Enyimba kept their path alive after recording a resounding away win.