Former champions, Kano Pillars, raced into a two-goal lead just a little past the hour mark against Wikki Tourists through Prince Aggreh and Ifeanyi Matthew before Mubarak Umar pulled one back from the spot. Pillars kept their nerve to win 2-1 to move into fourth place.
Plateau United defeated Warri Wolves 2-1 but had to wait for 70 minutes before they could beat former under-17 goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye who was impressive in the game. However, it was not actually a Plateau United player that breached Ajiboye’s goal but Wolves captain Goodluck Onamado.
The game then turned on its head as King Osanga equalised for Wolves on 73 minutes before Julius Nuhu netted the winner a minute later.
It looked like Rangers were going to run over Niger Tornadoes when they scored twice in the opening 20 minutes through Godwin Aguda and Osas Okoro.
But it did not turn out to be so, as Tornadoes scored with 11 minutes to end the game from Lanre Farinyaro’s goal. Rangers are now in second place with six points.