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The Nigeria Professional Football League match day 24 brought about a whole lot of excitement with Kano Pillars hitting five goals pass a sorry Abia Warriors side.

League leaders Wikki Tourist still retained top spot despite fall 2-0 to Plateau United in Jos with substitute Daddy Francis and Anayo Ogbonna getting the goals for the relegation battlers.

Enugu Rangers moved up to second on the log on Friday evening beating Warri Wolves 2-1 with goals from Obinna Nwobodo and Godwin Aguda while Zinte Udeh got the consolation goal for Warri Wolves.

On Saturday El-Kanemi left it real late until the third minute of time added on after regulation time with Usman Malika effort going in with help from a deflection for the lone goal that sent Lobi Stars back to Makurdi empty handed.

Heartland FC of Owerri defeated Akwa United 2-0 same Saturday with Chinedu Efugh rounding up the scoring after Omo Johnson has given them the lead on his debut.

Rabiu Ali opened the floodgate of goals for Kano Pillars in the 10th minute via the spot before debutant Razaq Adegbite made it two nil a minute to the half time break.

On the dot of half time Zakka Bala turned in the third for Kano Pillars to send them into the half time break with a healthy 3-0 win which turned into 4-0 eight minute from fulltime courtesy of Rabiu Ali before Nafiu Kabuga rounded up the rout in the 90th minute.

Abdulrahman Bashir got the lone goal that gave Nasarawa United a slim 1-0 win over Niger Tornadoes while in Ibadan fans were giving a lot to savour for as a four goal thriller ended 2-2 between Shooting Stars and Ifeanyi Uba FC.

Sunshine triumph 2-0 over visiting MFM FC to move up to 5th on the log standings.

*Ade Santos (NPFL)