Week 24 of the Nigerian professional league started with a minute silence that was observed at all venues in memory of Chineme Martins.
Players wore black armbands to honor the former Nasarawa United defender who passed on playing in the match between Nasarawa United and Katsina united at the lafia township stadium, left Nasarawa State.
All matches kicked off simultaneously, at 4pm Nigerian time.
Table-toppers Plateau United continued their winning streak at the New Jos Stadium defeating Nasarawa united 2-1 . The Jos based team continue from atast week away Victory against wikki Tourist.
This win extended plateau united lead to 4 points above second-placed Rivers United after port-Harcourt based team lost 1-0 to Rangers International of Enugu.
Kano pillars defeated Jigawa golden stars by a 2-0 scoreline at the Sani Abacha Stadium Kano.
Abia warriors overcame Adamawa united by 2-1.
The people’s elephant after missing out in match week 23 due to continental match returned to action at the Enyimba International stadium Aba, thrashed Sunshine Stars 3- 0.
Kwara united beat Wikki tourist by a lone goal scored by Chinedu Ufere in the 82nd minute of play.
Katsina united played out a 1-1 draw against Akwa- united, Ndifreke Effiong gave the away side the lead in the 8th minutes of play to score his 11th goal of the season, but Suleman Ibrahim salvaged a point for the home team by equalizing in the 84th minute.
At the okigwe township Stadium, Heartland won with a 2 goals cushion over lobi stars of Makurdi. Goals from Chuka Emeka Obioma to break a four-year winless jinx against the Makurdi team
Samuel Kalu gave Fc Ifeanyiubah the lead in the 2nd minute of play a second from Uche onuoha was enough to secure three points for Fc Ifeanyiuba, the away team got a consolation goal courtesy Eso Archibong from the penalty spot.
The last game of the day saw Warri Wolves host MFM at the Warrior township stadium. The home team scored two late goals, the first from Michael Okoyoh in the 89th minute, and 90+ minute goal from the boat of Charles Atshimene.
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