Champions Lobi Stars beat Rangers one-nil in their Nigeria Professional Football League matchday-nineteen fixture at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi. Solomon Kwambe scored the winning goal for Lobi Stars in first half stoppage time.
Enyimba dropped to third position in the table after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Wikki Tourists. The South West derby between MFM and Remo Stars at the Agege Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw. Chibundu Amah scored the winning goal as Sunshine Stars recorded a 1-0 win against Niger Tornadoes at the Akure Sports Stadium.
In Benin, Bendel Insurance boosted their survival hopes courtesy of a 2-1 home win against Katsina United. Akwa United extended their lead at the top of Group B table to four points following a hard fought 1-0 win against Yobe Desert Stars at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo. Former champions Plateau United rallied back from a goal down to beat Nasarawa United 2-1 in Jos.
In Maiduguri, Delta Force stunned their hosts El-Kanemi Warriors by recording a 2-0 win. Abia Warriors recorded another away win In Okigwe edging out Heartland 4-2 in a thrilling oriental derby clash. Kano Pillars also enjoyed a comfortable day beating Go Round at the Sani Abacha Stadium with Auwali Ali Malam and Chris Madaki getting the goals.